Manchester City are contemplating the signature of the French international Kingsley Coman, should it transpire that Leroy Sané departs for Bayern Munich following the end of the season, according to Sky Sports News.
The narrative that dominated last summer’s transfer window was Bayern Munich’s well-documented efforts to sign Leroy Sané. However, those attempts were quelled once the German injured his anterior cruciate ligament following a collision in the Community Shield success against Liverpool.
Now, the rumour mill has resumed, with Sky Sports News claiming that Sane’s exit is ‘expected in the summer‘ by Manchester City’s hierarchy.
With that, 23-year-old Kingsley Coman has been earmarked by the club as Sane’s ‘ideal replacement‘. The winger, who is adept at playing on either side of the pitch and notorious for his blistering pace, has made nine Bundesliga starts this year, registering one goal and one assist.
Moreover, in September he achieved his first competitive international goal for Les Bleus, scoring against Albania in a Euro 2020 qualifier.
There is plenty of reason to believe that Coman would be keen for a reunion with the manager who originally brought him to Germany. In the one season that he played under Guardiola, he made more appearances for Bayern Munich than he has in any season since the Catalan’s departure.
Pep publicly praised Coman’s ‘rare dribbling skills‘, and complemented the ease with which he adapted to life at the Allianz Arena. Perhaps then, the report from Sky Sports News may hold some validity.
In the meantime, Manchester City fans will be hoping that Sané can continue his recovery and be available for selection as soon as possible. With ten goals and fifteen assists in the league last season, his return would signal a huge boost as City aim to narrow the gap with current leaders Liverpool.
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