Leroy Sané’s future at Manchester City not in our hands, admits Pep Guardiola | Football
Reports in Germany have suggested that the 23-year-old is open to joining Bayern Munich this summer after the German champions had a £70.7m bid rejected at the end of May, with Bayern manager Nico Kovac admitting Sané is their “dream player”. Yet after watching the player he signed from Schalke in 2016 for £37m score City’s second and fourth goal in an easy win on Wednesday, Guardiola admitted they have yet to open talks over a new contract.
“He is a guy who I appreciate a lot,” said the City manager. “Again, I have said two or three times, we want him and we want him to stay. He has an offer waiting to extend the contract.
“It’s not in our hands. He has to decide. If he wants and there is an agreement then it’s good, but if he wants to leave he can do, but we will be sad. Hopefully he stays.”
Bayern defeated Milan 1-0 in a friendly in Kansas City on Wednesday, with Kovac admitting afterwards that he is determined to add the player who scored 10 Premier League goals last season to his squad.
“We all know that Leroy Sané is our dream player,” he said.
“The public knows that, we know that. You can see that the transfer is not easy. But I know that our people are working very hard to make it happen. We will do everything to realise this transfer.”