Germany's Leroy Sane exercises during a training of Germany's national soccer team in Venlo, Netherlands, June 3, 2019. (MARTIN MEISSNER / AP PHOTO)
BERLIN - If it still needs a further prove why it is a must for Bayern Munich to sign Germany's most promising forward Leroy Sane, it was delivered after 12 minutes in Germany's 2-0 victory over Belarus in the 2014 World Champion's 2020 Euro Qualifier. The 23-year-old's nonchalant move excited fans and put Germany ahead 1-0.
Hardly any other available striker is addressing highest international standards as the enchanting youngster employed by 2019 Premier League Champion Manchester City. After being excluded from the German squad in advance of the 2018 World Cup by national coach Joachim Loew has the winger turned to an indispensable force.
Hardly any other available striker is addressing highest international standards as the enchanting youngster employed by 2019 Premier League Champion Manchester City
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While the renewed German national team is fully relying on Sane's unique qualities he seems to fully address the needs of 2019 German Champion Bayern Munich to the same extent.
The Bavarians need to increase their squad's quality to face the challenges waiting in the 2019/2020 Champions League campaign. Sane seems Bayern's last chance to close the gap when it comes to the efforts made by their international rivals.
While the young genius is said to still be undecided regarding his future, several media reports speak of Bayern's obligation to realize the transfer by all means and go beyond its borders regarding the transfer fee which is expected to break the 100-million-euro barrier.
The Munich based news-magazine Focus reports failing to sign Sane would cause growing unrest among Bayern's squad. Key performers such as spearhead Robert Lewandowski and several other stars frankly spoke about the value of Sane for the 2013 treble winner.
Insiders say Bayern Munich's internationals such as Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Mueller, Niklas Suele, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, and team captain Manuel Neuer act as ambassadors, praising their club's values. "He would help us right away and increase our quality," Lewandowski commented.
The Pole said it is inevitable for the club to increase the squad's quality to reach the same level as their international competitors.
Kimmich commented on signing Sane would be the right signal for the Bavarians squad. "I would love to have him around, he perfectly fits for Bayern," the 23-year-old stressed increasing the pressure on Bayern's bosses such as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.
Losing the fight for Sane would be a significant setback for Bayern, Focus is reporting.
Germany's Leroy Sane, left, fights for the ball with Belarus' Alyaksandr Martynovich during the Euro 2020 group C qualifying soccer match between Belarus and Germany at the Borisov-Arena in Borisov, Belarus, June 8, 2019. (MINDAUGAS KULBIS / AP PHOTO)
Other reports talk about the efforts of Bayern's stars in the national team to convince Sane to join their side. They seem convinced that to survive the upcoming Champions League campaign, it is not enough to only have wingers like 2018 World Champion Kingsley Coman and German international Serge Gnabry around.
Loew underlined both sides would be benefiting from a possible Bayern move. Former German international Lothar Matthaeus and former German national coach Juergen Klinsmann emphasized Sane is Bayern's chance to get one of the global football diamonds.
According to magazine Sport-Bild, Sane is about to shift his management from his mother Regina to the team of English superstar and former Manchester United icon David Beckham. The former England star's agency is said to build up Sane as a global brand.
Media meanwhile speak about the Sane family divided into two fractions as mother Regina and father Souleyman, a former football professional, favor a Bayern move while Leroy's wife is said to vote to stay in Manchester and extend the currently contract valid until 2021.
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