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Serge Gnabry keen for Leroy Sane to join him at Bayern Munich

By William Eldridge

Published: 17:13, 11 June 2019

Germany international Serge Gnabry has admitted that he wants international teammate Leroy Sane to leave Manchester City this summer and join him at Bayern Munich.

Despite Sane’s obvious ability, the 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Pep Guardiola’s side who won their second successive Premier League title this season.

Is Sane ready for Bayern? Five key things to know…

  1. Leroy Sane has reportedly attracted the attention of Bayern Munich who could pay €100 million for his services.
  2. Since 2018, Sane has helped City win five major honours.
  3. Fellow German Joshua Kimmich believes signing Sane would “would send the right message”.
  4. Sane was the only player to dribble past Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in the 18/19 campaign.
  5. To date, Sane has made 133 appearances for City, scoring 39 goals, averaging a goal every 3.41 games in all competitions.

Former Arsenal youth prospect Gnabry has transformed his own game since joining the reigning Bundesliga champions and now wants his international teammate to leave England and do the same on German soil.

Speaking to reporters, Gnabry described Sane as “real asset” and that he would “love to have him in his team”.

“I would love to have him in my team. We get along really well, also off the pitch,” he said.

“He would help any team and it’s very fun for me to play with him. He would be a real asset for Bayern Munich.”

In an attempt to convince the City man to come back to his homeland this summer, Gnabry admitted he has already quizzed Sane on the topic but is yet to receive an answer.

Gnabry added: “I would say hello to him with a special handshake. I’ve already asked him about this topic, but he is the only one who can tell us what will happen.”

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Sane joined Manchester City in 2016 from Schalke 04 for a transfer fee of £37 million. Since then, he has emerged as one of the most promising players in European football, impacting City’s fortunes across all domestic competitions.

The German won the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the 2017/18 season as City ran away with the Premier League title, breaking many records and claiming top-spot with an unbeatable 100 points.