Leroy Sane

Pep Guardiola claims Leroy Sane can leave Manchester City if he wants to

Will Sane return to Germany this summer?

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that Leroy Sane can leave the club if he wants to, amid rumours of a move to Bayern Munich.

The German winger scored 10 and assisted 11 in 31 Premier League appearances last season.

Sane also scored four and assisted four in the Champions League.

However, Sane is still not exactly a guaranteed name on the Manchester City team sheet.

With options such as Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and more at the club, that’s not really surprising.

Despite that, Sane possesses immense potential and, as a result, Bayern are reportedly looking to tempt him back to the Bundesliga.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently admitted that the German giants will attempt to sign Sane.

Now, Pep Guardiola has claimed that if Sane wants to leave, he’s welcome to.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Leroy Sane of Manchester City is closed down by Theo Walcott of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park on February 06, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)

‘If they don’t want, they go’

Speaking after Manchester City’s 4-1 win against West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy, Guardiola explained that he only wants players who are happy, and that those who aren’t are free to go.

‘The club made him an offer last year,’ Guardiola explained, as quoted by the Mail.

‘We want people happy to be here. We are going to help him to the best we know how, (to realise) his potential.

‘The desire to have him to be with us is always there. I spoke to the club 10 times (to say) that I want people here to be happy, if they don’t want, they go.’

The ball now looks to be firmly in Sane’s court.


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Conflicting reports over Bayern Munich & Man City’s Leroy Sane

There’s been quite a few reports surrounding Leroy Sane and Bayern Munich of late.

Reports in England have suggested that a deal is now unlikely.

However, that doesn’t appear to be the case in Germany.

Click here to see more about those conflicting reports.

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