One of the biggest sagas in European football, who doesn’t feature Neymar, is the one between Leroy Sane, his current club Manchester City, and Bayern Munich, the side that’s trying to lure him to Germany three years after he left the country.
A lot of things have been said on the Sane situation, as it looks like everybody has something to say about this matter. However, while some statements are expected and rational, others have raised eyebrows in proper and strangers.
Bayern’s boss Niko Kovac recently stated that he was ‘confident’ Bayern could strike a deal for the German winger. Now, the club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has expressed his frustration towards the manager, who has spoken more than necessary about the club's pursuit of Manchester City winger.
Speaking to ZDF, Rummenigge revealed Kovac's statement did not help Bayern’s pursuit of Sane.
"I did not like the statement, I'm not going to deny that. We have a very good relationship with Manchester City - our former coach Pep Guardiola is there,” he said.
"Neither optimistic nor pessimistic statements will help us. We have to do our job, the coach has to do his job and if we all do the job well then we will have a successful season."
Then it was Kovac himself who talked to ZDF, offering his apologies to the Citizens and Pep Guardiola.
"I talked to Pep and apologized for my statement. I was too offensive, I will hold back in the future. I also want to apologize to the club," Kovac said, via Tobias Altshaffl.
Bayern see Sane as the perfect reinforcement they need to boost their flanks after losing both Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben at the end of the past season. However, with City keen to retain the 23-year-old, things aren’t that easy for the Bavarians.
But, Pep Guardiola has stated Sane can ‘leave the club if he wants to’, which could give some hope to the German giants. In the end, the last word on this topic belongs to Sane.