This belief stems from a ‘growing sense’ among Sane and his entourage that a summer transfer to Bayern would represent ‘an unnecessary risk’.
The German international’s injury sustained in the Community Shield tie against Liverpool has made a move this season unfeasible.
The prevailing view has been that Sane’s exit in the summer is almost certain. The Metro’s report has now suggested that this is far from the case.
Sane’s need to recover fully from his ACL tear has prompted concern that it would be risky to make a high-profile transfer in the near future. There is also said to be a cautiousness about Bayern Munich’s ‘prospects of winning the Champions League in the near future’.
Moreover, City’s desire to retain Sane and the fact that they have kept their contract offer open throughout his injury troubles have provoked ‘a debt of gratitude’ towards the club on Sane’s part.
Nevertheless, Manchester City are adamant that Sane’s future must be resolved in the summer. As the winger’s contract expires in 2021, City will not let the player leave on a free and will sell Sane should a contract extension not transpire.
Sane is nearing a return to first-team action and could be set for his first minutes of the season in February, and the Metro’s report has revealed the conflicting views that have dominated Sane’s mind while he has been on the treatment table.
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