Reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano has shed some light on Arsenal‘s reported interest in Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.
The lowdown: Arsenal interested in Sane
The 26-year-old signed for Bayern in 2020 and is believed to be valued at €70m (£59m) by the Bundesliga champions.
With speculation continuing to suggest that Sane could be on the move this summer, one well-informed transfer specialist has provided an update on the current state of play…
The latest: Romano shares Sane latest
He said: “I think he’s a player to watch in August maybe because, at the moment, Bayern are keeping him. I think they will not sign a new striker. Sane, but also [Serge] Gnabry extending the contract, [Kingsley] Coman, these players will stay at Bayern.
“Lot of links for this boy but, at the moment, he’s waiting to understand if Bayern will sign a centre striker or not, and there are no negotiations for Sane.”
The verdict: Fingers crossed
Valued at £54m and under contract in Germany until 2025 (Transfermarkt), there is certainly no need to panic from Bayern’s perspective, although the departure of Robert Lewandowski could yet force them into the market for a striker.
Predominantly operating as a left winger, having witnessed the arrival of positional rival Sadio Mane from Liverpool, Sane – who was hailed as a ‘scary talent‘ and a ‘mesmerising’ player by sports broadcaster Daniel Garb in 2019 – may feel that his place as a regular in Julian Nagelsmann’s starting XI is under threat.
Last season, Sane scored 14 times and provided 15 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions, earning a 7.04 Sofascore rating whilst successfully completing 1.9 dribbles, completing 1.6 key passes and taking 2.8 shots per game.
Boasting supreme versatility and elite attacking attributes (WhoScored), if a transfer does indeed become a possibility this summer, then the ever-ready Edu and the Arsenal hierarchy should immediately jump at the opportunity to add a high-quality operator to Mikel Arteta’s ranks.
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