Signing Leroy Sane would be a big mistake, according to Willy Sagnol

‘He’s had a LOT of problems’: Bayern Munich would be making a big mistake signing ‘inconsistent’ and ‘withdrawn’ Leroy Sane from Manchester City, insists club legend Willy Sagnol

  • Willy Sagnol warns Bayern Munich off ‘inconsistent’ and ‘withdrawn’ Leroy Sane
  • The Bundesliga leaders are long-term admirers of the Manchester City winger
  • The club looked to sign him last year before his anterior cruciate ligament injury 
  • Sagnol says his character is not compatible with his former team Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have been urged to think twice about signing Leroy Sane by club legend Willy Sagnol, who has described the Manchester City forward as ‘inconsistent’ and ‘withdrawn’. 

The Bundesliga champions have been long-term admirers of the City winger and tried to sign him last summer before an anterior cruciate ligament injury in August derailed the move. 

Sagnol, the former Bayern full-back who had a spell as interim manager for the Bundesliga giants, says it would be a significant gamble from his old club to sign the 24-year-old.

Willy Sagnol warns Bayern Munich off ‘inconsistent’ and ‘withdrawn’ City winger Leroy Sane

‘He doesn’t correspond at all to Bayern in terms of his character,’ Sagnol told RMC of the 24-year-old. 

‘He’s someone whose form is very inconsistent and who is very withdrawn.

‘For me, he doesn’t suit the club at all. He’s had a lot of problems at Manchester City and with the national team.’

Sagnol says his old club would be better off chasing Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old rising star Kai Havertz than Sane.

Sagnol says Sane’s character is not compatible with Bayern and that he doesn’t suit the club 

‘We’re talking about a cost of €80million (£72m). In that case, I would prefer to put another €20m (£18m) down and sign Kai Havertz.’  

Havertz is one of the brightest talents in European football, and has scored 11 goals and registered five assists so far this season. 

The starlet also made his international debut for Germany in 2018, and has claimed a total of seven caps so far for his country since. 

While Bayern will no doubt be admirers of the Leverkusen star, he has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly the frontrunners should he move to England. 

Sagnol says they should be looking to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s rising star Kai Havertz instead

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