Leroy Sane future “not in my hands,” says Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says he is no way involved in decisions on Sane future. The manager will be unable to prevent the German winger’s departure should he want to leave the club.
Sane suffered a serious knee injury in the Community Shield against Liverpool on 4th August. Since then, the German winger has not played.
His future was a subject full of speculations last summer. Nonetheless, it remains uncertain with his current deal set to expire in 2021.
‘it is a question for Leroy, his agents and the club. I’m not involved in that.” Said Guardiola when asked of Sane’s future.
The Spanish manager added, “I have no doubts about him and his quality. But each one has his own family, desires, dreams and above that, I cannot do anything else.”
Guardiola had previously made his wish clear that Sane would remain at Etihad Stadium for “many years” amid contract extension talks in December 2018.
Bayern Munich is rather interested in taking the 23-year-old Sane back to Bundesliga prior to his pre-season injury.
Having recently returned to training, it is expected that Sane will receive further attention this summer.
However, Guardiola said his only concern is the German international’s return from injury in order to bolster his squad as they continue to challenge for four trophies.
“what I want is for him to come back fit. His knee looks really good and after that, honestly, it is not of my business. It is not in my hands.” Said Guardiola.
“What is important now is that he has to recover well. After that, he knows what we think of him. That we believe in him.”
‘I was the guy who pushed the club and convinced him to come here even though he didn’t play regularly for Schalke.”
“Three years ago, it is different from right now. I’m not the same guy I was when I arrived here and the players are the same. They have their dreams and after the dreams are accomplished, it needs another thing. I don’t know.”