Leroy Sane will be allowed to leave Man City if he refuses to sign extension – Standard

A report in the English media has, on Friday, provided some insight into Manchester City’s stance on the sale of Leroy Sane.

Sane’s Man City stint

Leroy Sane has been on Manchester City’s books since the summer of 2016.

The Sky Blues are understood to have paid around £37m for the former Schalke man.

Since moving to England, Sane has lit up the Premier League with his quick feet and electrifying pace.

The now 24-year-old has netted 39 and assisted 45 across 139 appearances for the Manchester powerhouse, whilst also securing the PFA Young Player of the Year award back in the 2017/18 campaign.

However, the last year or so has proven a struggle for Sane.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Leroy Sane of Manchester City reacts to an injury during the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 4, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Man City open to selling Sane

Sane was heavily linked with a move back to his home country of Germany last summer, with it reported that the winger was about to join Bayern Munich in August.

However, any potential transfer took a major hit when Sane started in the Community Shield versus Liverpool.

Essen-born Sane ruptured his ACL during the clash, and has been confined to the sidelines ever since.

But whilst Sane’s 2019/20 campaign has been derailed by injury, Bayern are, apparently, still interested in the City star.

It was reported in October that the German powerhouse remained keen on Sane, with more recent reports this month alleging that Bayern had made a £35m bid for the former Schalke youth.

However, according to the Evening Standard, sources at the Etihad are said to have laughed off suggestions that Sane could be available for such a fee.

The same report, however, adds that Man City are open to selling the pacey winger this summer, with it understood that Sane will be allowed to depart if he refuses to sign an extension to his current deal, which has just over a year left to run.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.