Manchester City have identified Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman as a potential replacement for Leroy Sane next summer.
Germany international Sane has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland since the summer and Bayern’s attempts to sign the electric winger are well-documented in the media.
Sane is currently sidelined with a knee injury that he suffered in the season-opening Community Shield clash with Liverpool.
Bayern board member Edmund Stoiber recently confirmed that the German club remained keen on doing a deal for Sane, who is valued at £90m.
📰| Manchester City are considering a move for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman if as expected, Leroy Sane joins the German champions in the summer.
Pep Guardiola managed the 23-year old France international during his time at the Allianz Arena.
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So, Coman may be an ideal signing for the Citizens if Sane is to head out of the exit door soon. Pep Guardiola coached the Frenchman in his final season as Bayern Munich’s manager.
With Coman and Sane being the same age, this move seems to make sense. The Frenchman has already enjoyed an incredibly illustrious career.
The 23-year-old moved to the Bavarian giants in 2015 on a loan deal before the move was made permanent in 2017.
He has since gone on to make 139 appearances for Bayern Munich and has scored 28 goals and provided 33 assists in them.
Coman has won 11 major trophies during his career so far, this is amazing for a player that’s still so young; this figure also doesn’t include the several Super Cups the ace has won.
Sane is expected to occupy Coman’s place if he ends up moving back to Germany and City believe that could work in their favour.
The German international joined City from Schalke in 2016 and the 23-year-old Germany international has scored 39 times in 134 matches.