The winger’s market value is in all likelihood to have dropped appreciably after a prolonged injury lay off, in accordance to the former Munich midfielder.
Bayern Munich may additionally be in a position to sign Manchester City star Leroy Sane for a fee inside the vicinity of €50 million (£55m/$44m) when the transfer window reopens, in accordance to Michael Rummenigge.
Sane has been out of action considering the fact that City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool back in August, after limping off the pitch with a serious knee injury.
The Germany international was forced to endure surgery on the issue, and has for that reason missed the entire 2019-20 campaign to date, leading to plenty of speculation over his future.
The 24-year-old only has one extra 12 months left to run on his present deal at Etihad Stadium, with no fresh contract offer on the table as of yet, amid constant rumours linking him with a move to Bayern.
The Bundesliga champions have reportedly been interested in signing Sane for over a year, however have been reluctant to meet City’s original €100 million (£88m/$109m) valuation.
Michael Rummenigge – brother of Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz – believes the winger could be available for a drastically decrease fee later in the year after spending so long away from the pitch.
The ex-Bayern midfielder wrote in his latest Sports Buzzer column: “Bayern would have bought him for 100 to a hundred and twenty million before the cruciate ligament rupture, however an obligation could now be substantially cheaper and perhaps only cost 30 to 50 million.”
Sane was closing in on a return to action before the season was called to a transient halt by the coronavirus pandemic, and had gained some much needed minutes with City’s reserves.
Pep Guardiola had hinted that he was ready to welcome a prized asset back into his squad for the Premier League conflict against Arsenal at the Etihad on March 11, however the fixture was postponed.
With it not yet regarded when it will be safe for soccer to resume, Sane will continue his rehabilitation in the relief of his own home as he joins his team-mates in a period of enforced self-isolation.
He delivered an update on his development earlier this week, admitting that he was pissed off to see the campaign postponed just as he was beginning to approach full-fitness again.
“I was on the verge of making my comeback; I had been working towards that for many months,” Sane told the DFB’s official website. “Nevertheless, I can nevertheless continue to do that and I know that there are much worse things. For example, being exposed to the virus.
“Now we can only wait for the situation to relax again. We all have to trust the specialists and stay patient. So I’m preparing myself each and every day for an unknown date.”