The retirements of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are going to leave a seismic hole in the plans that Bayern Munich have of retaining their Bundesliga title again next season. However, it has been revealed that they have identified the man who they believe can replace the duo.
Bayern’s club president, Uli Hoeness has announced that they plan to make a move for Manchester City’s Leeroy Sane. The revelation will certainly unnerve many Citizens as Sane is one of the most vibrant players in their squad and played a crucial role in important games last season. He scored match-winning goals against Liverpool and Manchester United.
However, it seems that he fell out of favour with manager Pep Guardiola during the tail-end of the season and was a substitute in both legs of their Champions League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, Spurs will be looking forward to their first European Cup final, in which they are the 3.22 outsiders to win with BetXChange.
It will be an important decision for Sane, as he still has a contract on the table which could keen him at the Etihad. He has played in 21 games this season, scoring ten times but they are lower than his numbers from the previous season.
The impact of being left out of the German World Cup squad remains, but this summer could present him with a chance to make a fresh start in Bavaria.