The German winger was close to joining Bundesliga champions Bayern last summer. But the move fell when he received a front cruciate knee injury.
Not an – “Absolute top player”
Manchester City star Leroy Sane has not yet become an “absolute top player” and is overpriced in the transfer market, says former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes. The German winger was close to joining Bundesliga champions Bayern last summer. But the move fell when he received a front cruciate knee injury. Since Sane’s transfer to Bayern is currently on balance due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jupp believes that a 24-year-old needs to develop a sequence to become one of the best in the world. “For me, he has not yet made an advance to being an absolute top player,” Heynckes told reporters. “I think this is a crossroads player. Will he continue to train hard on himself, or will he still have the same exceptional talent?
Man City wants more than £88m
“He should be ready to take the next big step. Because you shouldn’t blink talent from time to time.” City reportedly wants more than 88 million pounds (110 million dollars) for Germany, while Bayern wanted to pay significantly less even before Covid-19 affected finance. Sane returned due to a knee injury to play for the City youth team before football was stopped due to a global health pandemic. Former Schalke striker will be the first major signing of Bayern manager Hansi Flick, who received this role consistently last month after being impressed during his caretaker stint.
Oliver Kahn is the right person
Jupp believes the club made the right decision to appoint Flick, insisting that he knew the former assistant was the right person from the start. “Hansi is a good person with a lot of character,” Heynckes said. “I said a few months ago that he is the perfect coach for Bayern because of its human nature and football competence.” You cannot imagine the best coach for FC Bayern. “Changes on the Allianz Arena with current CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expire at the end of the year. Former Bayern legend Oliver Kahn will intercede to replace him – Jupp’s decision feels the right one.
“Kahn is a victory for FC Bayern,” he said. “Because everything he cited as an example, a player, the will to win, absolute professionalism, he is now returning to Bayern. I think he’s the right person.”