Leroy Sané of Manchester City: FC Bayern wish player with cruciate ligament injury
Heavy setback for Leroy Sané: The 23-year-old from Manchester City has suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. This was announced by the club from the English Premier League. The injury suffered the German international already on Sunday in the English Supercup against Liverpool. According to Manchester City Sané must be operated on next week. It threatens several months break.
It is unclear what the diagnosis means for the possible transfer to FC Bayern. Sané is considered a player of the Munich. According to media reports, the player should agree with the German record champions. So far, however, the two clubs could not agree on a transfer fee, most recently said, Manchester City demand 100 million euros.
Sané was replaced last Sunday in the 13th minute. The winger had previously twisted his knee in a duel with Trent Alexander-Arnold and had to be treated for minutes on the lawn. "The first impression was not good, but I think it's not bad," said City's team manager Pep Guardiola afterwards.
Bayern is under pressure
Sané is to close the gap at Bayern, which has arisen due to the departure of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry in the offensive area. Although the club currently have two strong offensive players for the wings in the team, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, they both face injuries all the time. So far, Fiete Arp, 19 years, is the only access of the summer for the offensive of the team of coach Niko Kovac.
The 21-time international Sané went in 2016 from FC Schalke to Manchester City (transfer fee: 50 million euros). He became champion twice with the English Top Club. Last season, Sané played less often, in the crucial games in the Champions League from the knockout round, he came only a few minutes for use.
The injury is also bitter for the German national team. National coach Joachim Loew had indeed waived Sané at the 2018 World Cup, but he was one of the formative figures in the games after the disastrous final round with the preliminary round. Sané scored five goals in the past six internationals.