Man City should have sold this 23-year-old star before deadline day – Here is why Guardiola may regret this

Why Man City should have sold Leroy Sane amidst interest from European clubs

Leroy Sane is one of the best wingers in the Premier League and the German’s performances helped Manchester City win the Premier League last season.

The 23-year-old seemed set for another brilliant season this time around before picking up a serious injury in the Community Shield win over Liverpool.

The German had attracted interest from Bayern Munich and the Mirror reported that the Bundesliga giants were very keen on signing the winger.

Sane might be one of the best in the Premier League but City should decide to let go of the German soon.

A problem for Pep

The Telegraph adds that Pep Guardiola had warned Sane that only happy players would remain at the club.

The Premier League champions spent close to 18 months to persuade Sane to sign a new deal but the report added that the German is upset at having spent so much time on the bench.

Sane was also asked to raise his game by the City staff last season (h/t Telegraph) but the winger wanted to sign for Bayern.

Guardiola is not a manager to play games with, as he has been ruthless with certain players during his spell at Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola

Further, City do not need a player that can cause rumblings in the dressing room regarding his future.

The Cityzens are in a big battle with Liverpool for this season’s Premier League title and Guardiola would be aiming for the Champions League too.

That is the one trophy missing at City at the moment and the manager does not need such distractions to bog the team down.

Raheem Sterling

Guardiola also has two quality wingers in the team in Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez.

The Englishman has been on fire since last season while Mahrez should get more minutes after Sane’s injury.

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Bernardo Silva, who was possibly the unsung hero for City last season, can also play wide and the Portugal international has started the season well.


Guardiola is a no-nonsense manager and it would have made sense to sell Sane and bank a lot of money from Bayern.

City are a well-oiled machine with several quality stars and had they solid Sane, they would have had enough funds to sign another world-class attacker to replace the German.

Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.
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