According to the papers, Bayern Munich are ready to make another move for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, as well as Liverpool’s Brazilian star Roberto Firmino.
Leroy Sane has been on the radar of Bayern Munich for a while – they chased his signature quite vehemently during the summer window last year, but ultimately, City didn’t want to sell.
Since then, Sane has made just one appearance in all competitions this season – in the Community Shield. The German winger started the traditional curtain opener to the English game, but lasted just 13 minutes as he suffered a cruciate ligament tear. He’s yet to recover from the injury and as such, hasn’t appeared since.
Sane, who is out-of-contract in summer 2021 and as such will probably be available for a cheaper fee this year than he would have been last summer. The long-term injury will most likely have impacted his transfer fee too – meaning it could be a lot easier for Bayern to get a deal done than they thought.
To add to Leroy Sane, Bayern Munich are reportedly looking to bring Liverpool’s Brazilian star Roberto Firmino. He’s seen as support for Robert Lewandowski who, while he’s still cracking in goals week in, week out, is getting on.
Firmino, 28, has 10 goals and 12 assists across 36 assists across all competitions this season but interestingly, hasn’t scored at Anfield all season.
This move seems highly unlikely to happen for me, simply due to the fact that Firmino is such an important cog in the machine that is Liverpool FC. Due to that fact, as well as the fact he’s a cracking individual footballer, if Bayern are to prize him away from Merseyside they’ll have to pay one hell of a fee.
The report in the tabloids today states that Bayern will offer £75m for his services this summer. However, if I’m Liverpool, there’s not a cat in Hell’s chance I’m even considering that for a second. If Philippe Coutinho is worth £160m, Firmino is worth at least that.
For me, the move is one that would make sense to Firmino from a personal point of view because if Liverpool win the Premier League this year, he’s done everything he can do in English football.
Bundesliga is a league where Firmino spent four years as he made his name at TSG Hoffenheim. In Germany, he left the league as a man who looked like a star in the making, but hadn’t really proved anything yet.
Since coming to England, he’s become a world class footballer and, for me, one of the best in the world in his position. I just can’t help but feel he’d like the chance to go back to Germany a champion, and win some more trophies with Bayern.
Either way, I don’t see it happening even for a second. Liverpool would be daft to accept any offer that doesn’t at least tickle the edges of the top three most lucrative in the history of football.