German star winger Leroy Sane was close to leaving Manchester City in the summer, but a knee injury made him remain in Premier League this season. However, according to Sane’s agent Damir Smoljan, this didn’t cause interested teams to change their mind about his client.
Speaking with German outlet Bild, Smoljan said that there a number of “absolute top clubs” are trying to acquire Sane including Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich.
“Together with him, we talk with Manchester City about what the next step could look like,” said Smoljan. “The interest of Bayern Munich is no secret. But other absolute top clubs also contacted us about Leroy.”
Bayern has been trying to get Sane for some time now and was reportedly very close to finalizing a deal last year. The deal failed due to the 24-year-old’s injury, but the German side might attempt again in the next transfer window. The player himself also seems interested in returning to his native country.
“Bayern is the only club in Germany that Leroy can imagine as the next step in his career,” Smoljan added. “He sees there the requirements for achieving his big goal of winning the Champions League.”
Leroy Sane has been in Manchester since 2016, being a prominent part of the back-to-back Premier League-winning team. However, he reportedly became unhappy with his role in City and would welcome a change of scenery.
Sane played a total of 134 games with Man City in all competitions, having scored 39 goals and provided 36 assists.