Supporters of Manchester City could be about to brace themselves for the emotional return of fan favourite Germany international Leroy Sane, according to reports.
The now 27-year-old completed an exit from the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2020 following an illustrious spell with Manchester City, winning two Premier League titles and several domestic cup competitions in the process.
Leroy Sane signed a five-year deal with Bayern Munich in a deal that was agreed for an initial €45 million fee, with the potential to rise to €60 million through the completion of add-ons related to performance goals.
With the exit from east Manchester completed with relatively little noise or disruption, and given the player’s success under Pep Guardiola, City fans have maintained a strong connection to the player and the possibility of a return has been somewhat dreamt by some.
Now, it appears as though the return of Leroy Sane to Manchester City may not be a non-starter, with fresh reports from Germany suggesting that Etihad Stadium transfer bosses have flagged an interest in the player.
That is according to the information of BILD’s Christian Falk, who reports that Manchester City have now joined Premier League rivals Liverpool in showing an interest in signing Bayern Munich and Germany international winger Leroy Sane.
Bayern Munich director Christoph Freund recently discussed the matter of Leroy Sane and talk of discussions between player and club over a new deal not taking place, to which he responded firmly, “Reports of talks not taking place with Leroy Sané over new deal are fake.
“This is the best Leroy Sané Bayern has had so far. He’s one of the players on whom we want to build the future of the team.”
While Leroy Sane retains a strong connection to the city of Manchester, through his partner and her links to the region, the feeling in various quarters remains that the player is happy and content with his life in Bavaria.
With that being said, Manchester City fans will almost certainly not be stopped from dreaming about the return of Leroy Sane to the Etihad Stadium during the prime years of his career, and the possibility of a link-up with new signing Jeremy Doku.
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