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Bayern Munich “very much looking forward” to signing Leroy Sane from Man City – Robert Lewandowski

By CJ Smith

Published: 11:08, 21 June 2019

Bayern Munich’s German players are “looking forward” to the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City, according to Robert Lewandowski.

Sane bagged 16 goals in all competitions last season and provided 10 assists in the Premier League alone as Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to a domestic treble.

Is Sane off to Bayern? Five key things to know…

  • Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016.
  • He has since scored 39 goals and won five major honours.
  • But last season, he struggled to hold down a regular starting spot.
  • Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has publicly declared interest in Sane.
  • Lewandowski has now revealed Bayern’s German players are “looking forward” to his signing.

However, 16 of his 45 City appearances during 2018/19 came from the substitutes bench, sparking rumours of a potential summer exit from the Etihad.

The powers that be at Bayern have made no attempt to hide their desire to bring Sane to Bavaria and, now, star striker Lewandowski has fueled that fire with his latest revelation.

“Bayern’s German players are now very much looking forward to Sane’s signing, but we have to wait and see what is going on,” Lewandowski told reporters.

Club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery have departed the Allianz Arena after making a combined 734 appearances in a Bayern shirt, with the Bundesliga champions set for a massive summer overhaul in the transfer market.

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And Lewandowski believes any replacements Bayern sign – potentially including Sane – will be ‘as good as’ if not better than the two departing icons.

“They [Robben and Ribery] are legends, of course their departure is sad,” he added.

“But Bayern will also sign more and better replacements. I believe that the winger Bayern will sign in the future will be as good as Robben and Ribery.

“In order to have a good performance next season and to overcome Dortmund, I hope that Bayern can do something in the transfer market this summer.”