Replacing Sane not a priority for Guardiola and Man City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it is not a top priority to sign a successor to Leroy Sane at the moment. The German winger appears to be on his way to Bayern Munich this summer in a deal potentially worth €40m. Guardiola, however, fears City’s spending power may be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Firstly, Leroy is our player,” Guardiola told during an online interview on City’s official website when quizzed on his transfer plans. “I don’t know if he will leave in the summer or at the end of his contract. We have enough good players up front. Gabriel [Jesus] can play on the left, [Phil] Foden can play on the left. We have Raheem [Sterling].”

“Most of them are in good condition, like Phil, Riyad [Mahrez], Gabriel and Raheem. Players like that can play quite regularly for a long time. They are so stable in terms of injuries. I think we have other priorities, maybe. I don’t know if after the coronavirus, whether the financial situation for the club will change. We will see at the end of this season.”

“In all the places I was – Barcelona, Bayern Munich and here – if the club says ‘we cannot afford it’, then we cannot afford it. It depends if people stay. Maybe in these next two months, the team makes a step forward and we decide to continue with the same people.”

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