The Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich transfer is a win-win for everyone.
On Saturday, in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Bayern won it’s second DFB-Pokal title in a row and their second piece of silverware this season after beating Leverkusen 4-2.
The day before, the super-club sealed a deal that may ensure their future dominance.
Left-winger Leroy Sané signed on the dotted line in a board room in Munich and donned the red jersey for the first time. In moments, the pictures were splashed all over social media.
The response on Instagram and Twitter were mixed with quiet jubilation from Bayern supporters and near-despair by the rest of the Deutschland soccer world.
Die Roten paid $53.9 million with possible add-ons to the Cityzens for the intelligent and physically gifted German 24-year old.
Much of the fear from the other German clubs comes from the fact that the deal is an absolute win-win for Bayern Munich and Manchester City. More importantly, it is a win for Sané himself.
Last summer, rumors were flying like a swarm of wasps regarding the transfer. The stories, per usual, were a mix of fact and fantasy. However, there was so much smoke there had to be fire.
What appeared to be clear before the start of the season was that the Germans wanted Sané, but did not want to pay full price, Pep Guardiola did not want to let him go, and the player wanted to go.
Then, things came to a painful halt. On August 4th, in the Community Shield match, Leroy suffered a severe knee injury that put him out for the majority of the season. He had played only 24 minutes for Man City this campaign.
Now, the deal he wanted is done. It’s a victory for everyone.