Pep Guardiola: ‘Leroy Sane will leave Manchester City’

Abhishek Kumar
By Abhishek Kumar
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that German winger Leroy Sane has refused to sign contract extension at the Etihad.

Leroy Sane has been Bayern Munich’s main transfer target for quite some time now. Last year in August, he suffered an ACL injury, sidelining him for the season. The Bavarians were ready to pay £80m last summer but they dealt with a blow as Sane was sidelined for the whole season.

After more than two years of discussions with the player over his future, City have given up the hope to extend his contract. The player and his agent has agreed to personal terms with Bayern but the clubs are yet to decide upon the transfer fee.

“Leroy said he doesn’t want to extend the contract so it means he wants to leave and it is going to happen this summer or when he is out of contract,” said Guardiola ahead of Monday’s visit of Burnley.”The club have talked to me, they’ve offered two or three times to extend his contract, he rejected so it means he wants to play in another club.

“If, at the end of this season, we arrive at an agreement with another club, he is going to leave. If not he will stay one more year and leave when out of contract.”

David Silva and Claudio Bravo’s contract expires after this month. But their contract will be extended till the end of the season. Guardiola confirmed that both players will remain with the club after signing a short-term extension that will keep them at the Etihad till the end of the season.

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