Pep Guardiola has confessed that Leroy Sane's Manchester City future is out of his hands as he focuses on returning the forward to full fitness following a lengthy layoff.
Sane has yet to feature for the Citizens after damaging knee ligaments during the club's Community Shield victory over Liverpool, but is back in light training as he steps up his recovery following the subsequent knee surgery.
Guardiola on Sane. "I was the one who convinced the club to sign him when he wasn't playing every game at Schalke... What the players want, their families want, their own desires, it's not in my hands."— Sam Lee (@SamLee) January 10, 2020
However, prior to his injury, Sane was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich with it looking likely that the Wembley outing would be his final appearance in a City shirt, before departing for the Bundesliga.
It was 90min's understanding that Sane was fixated on a move to the German champions, after exclusively revealing that the 23-year-old was 'open' to the move back in July. City had valued the 23-year-old at £150m, but there asking price looks set to be dropped significantly with Sane unwilling to sign a new deal, and with just 18 months remaining on his current contract. 90min also revealed that City even sounded out their potential replacement,
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Guardiola admitted what happens next is not in his control, signalling he has given up convincing the player to remain in the Premier League.
"What's important now is he has to recover well. I want him back fit. His knee looks really good. After that it is not my business.
Source : 90min