Liverpool may dip into the transfer market once again, this time for a former Premier League winger worth €60M.
The Reds have been linked with former Manchester City and current Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.
Sane, 26, moved to Bayern in 2020 for a fee around £54.8m and he’s won six trophies in two seasons at the club.
With Liverpool lacking some depth in the wide attacking position, Sane could be a great option – but it’s unclear if he could displace either Luis Diaz or Mohamed Salah should he join.
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Latest reports on Sane
In the latest reports, it’s revealed that Jurgen Klopp is interested in the German speedster as an attacking option.
A report from Nacional in Spain reveals that Klopp wants them to submit a bid as soon as possible.
The German manager has no doubt that Sané would be an extraordinary reinforcement, and that is why he is asking the club to present an offer as soon as possible.
Having been linked with multiple players that have never played in the league before, Sane would be able to acclimatize quickly and settle into the German’s heavy-metal style of play given his tremendous pace.
Has Sane underperformed at Bayern?
Looking at his individual stats, you would have to say he hasn’t. However, the misconception is that he has underwhelmed at Bayern when in fact the team has during his two seasons at the club.
Still only 26, he is a regular for club and country but there’s still a sense that he could produce more. He ranked in the 99th percentile for shots per 90, but underperformed his xG last season by 2.8.
In his prime days at Manchester City, he overperformed in his xG by 4.3 in back-to-back seasons as Pep Guardiola’s system saw him produce a minimum of 20 G/A’s in the league only.
At Bayern, he’s produced two seasons with returns of 24 G/A’s and 29 G/A’s (in all competitions) back-to-back and as Bayern won the Bundesliga twice as well as four other trophies across those two seasons. With a World Cup in sight, he may on course to produce his best ever Bayern season.