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
appearances across all competitions in his debut season,
contributed 10 goals and 12 assists.
Still in lack of necessary consistency, Bayern’s sporting director,
, was not surprised
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 toldKicker
"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