‘It’s out of my hands’: Guardiola in the dark over Sane’s future as Bayern boss Kovac calls City star his ‘dream player’ with £90m move still in the pipeline
- Pep Guardiola has insisted that he wants Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City
- The 23-year-old has been linked with a £90million move to Bayern Munich
- Bayern boss Niko Kovac revealed that Sane would be the club’s ‘dream’ signing
- Guardiola admitted that it’s the player’s decision on what happens this summer
Pep Guardiola has insisted that he wants Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City as he continues to be linked with a £90million summer move to Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga champions are keen to reinforce their wings following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery at the end of last season.
Sane is yet to make a decision on his future, which Guardiola insists is completely out of his hands.
Pep Guardiola has insisted that he wants Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City
The Man City boss admitted on Wednesday that Sane can leave the club if he so wishes
‘We want him to stay,’ Guardiola reiterated. ‘So it’s not in our hands – he has to decide. If he wants and there is an agreement then it’s good but if he wants to leave he can do it but we will be sad. Hopefully he stays.’
‘Leroy is a guy who I appreciate a lot – I like him a lot,’ Guardiola added. ‘I think he has an incredible gap to be better in terms of being connected in the game.’
Sane has two years left remaining on his current deal at the Etihad and should he fail to sign a new deal in the next 12 months, it could potentially leave City in having to take a cut-price figure for the 23-year-old.
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is a big fan of Sane’s and signing him would be a ‘dream’
However, Bayern are keen to bring the player in before the transfer window closes and would have to pay £90m to secure his services.
Bayern boss Niko Kovac has made it no secret that he is a fan of Sane’s and insists that it would be a ‘dream’ to bring him to the Allianz Arena this summer.
‘We all know that Leroy Sane is our dream player. The public knows that, we know that,’ Kovac told Sport Bild .
‘You can see that the transfer is not easy. But I know that our people are working very hard to make it happen. We will do everything to realise this transfer.’