Speaking to Football Insider, ex-rival defender Danny Mills has tipped Liverpool to sign ‘incredible‘ winger Leroy Sane if the Reds opt to display an interest – even despite the fact he currently plies his trade for one of our most fierce Premier League competitors.
Sane, who bagged 10 goals and 10 assists in 21 Premier League starts last season, averaging more crosses into the box than Mohamed Salah in that time according to WhoScored, has been linked with a Merseyside switch in recent weeks.
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Bild journalist Christian Falk claimed that the Reds were interested in the 24-year-old but Bayern Munich are certainly the front-runners for his signature.
Indeed, as per Falk’s most recent update, Sane ‘only‘ wants a move to Bavaria and not to City’s league rivals, but pundit Mills hints that if Liverpool did come calling with an offer, he is ‘pretty sure‘ that the German would at least consider a move to the Reds.
The only potential draw back is the notion that rivals do not sell to their immediate competitors, which is ‘usually‘ the biggest problem.
However, given the fact Sane is out-of-contract at the Etihad next season and could be made available for a free transfer, City would presumably want to profit as much as possible off the youngster’s signature soon.
According to another recent report from Bild, German top flight giants Bayern Munich attempted to sway City with a £35 million bid given the market’s drop in valuations due to a recent global pandemic – but it’s unclear whether the Sky Blues would sell for that price.
Now, speaking to Football Insider, Mills has suggested that Sane would go to Liverpool if presented with an opportunity to do so.
“Clubs do not want to sell to their immediate rivals and that is normally the biggest problem,” claimed the ex-England international.
“If Liverpool want Sane I am pretty sure he would go there given the opportunity. Why wouldn’t you?
“We have seen players do far worse.
“It is not a Manchester United-Liverpool or a Leeds-Manchester United. The rivalry is not of that ilk.”
Indeed, if the Reds do display their interest, there appears to be little stopping him making the move to Merseyside.