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Salihamidzic challenges Sane to prove his €60m price next season

Mon 28 June 2021 | 11:46

Joining Bayern on a €60 million deal from Manchester City last summer, the German winger failed to justify such a high fee in his first year at Allianz Arena as he needed time for both stabilization and rehabilitation from his previous injuries.

The transfer that was finalized in July 2020 brought an end to one of the longest-running transfer sagas in recent memory. In his 44

Bayern

appearances across all competitions in his debut season,

Leroy Sane

contributed 10 goals and 12 assists.

 

Still in lack of necessary consistency, Bayern’s sporting director,

Salihamidzic

, was not surprised

Sane

struggled for consistency after so long away from the pitch. However, he challenges the 25-year-old winger to fight for his place in Julian Nagelsmann’s first team next season.

"Leroy had a year off with injury," the Allianz Arena chief told 

Kicker

"In his first season with us he showed some good games, now we expect him to be a key player and support the team.

"The year of stabilization is over. I have big confidence in him, even though he has a different character than other players. A year of truth is ahead of him, and he will get all the support from all of us."

 

As a part of 

Germany’s Euro 2020 squad

Sane will be back in action when his side faces

England

on Tuesday.

 


source: Kicker