Fans of Manchester City have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claim Leroy Sane is now a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as Bayern Munich.
In reaction to the reports, which were relayed by Man City Xtra on Twitter, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many stating their belief that City should simply let Sane go this summer, while others have suggested potential replacements for the German international.
Leroy Sané now has offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
While Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidži? is ‘adamant’ he wants the player at the club, the Bundesliga side’s manager Hansi Flick wants Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) March 25, 2020
And he’s gone…
— Amy Macleod (@amymacleodd) March 25, 2020
Nope he stays. Tixi won’t sell to barca
— Jacob (@hal1zyjake10) March 25, 2020
He’s not yet ready for either barca or real tbh
— RS (@razster7) March 25, 2020
If he goes to Barca his just going to be another big money signing
— Yonaka.ww (@cocoyonaka) March 25, 2020
Manchester city should go all out for Kai Havertz.
— Kabir (@Kabirmancity) March 25, 2020
Replace Sane with Mbappé
— LosTrece ???? (@Bola2960) March 25, 2020
What do we think?
Although Sane has only made one appearance for City so far this season, having suffered an ACL injury in their Community Shield victory over Liverpool back in August, it would appear that the speculation surrounding the winger’s future has carried over from last summer, when Bayern Munich reportedly had a £70.7 million bid turned down for the player.
The interest is likely to be down to the stellar campaign Sane had throughout the 2018/19 season, in which he scored 10 goals and provided 11 assists in the Premier League, as well as a further four goals and four assists in his eight Champions League fixtures.
However, with City facing a two-year ban from all European competitions beginning from next season, it would appear unlikely that Pep Guardiola would be willing to sell one of his brightest talents, as without the lure of Champions League football, City could find it difficult to tempt a potential replacement to the Etihad Stadium.