Talking Tactics: Sane and Werner at Bayern Munich

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Germany’s forward Leroy Sane (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammate Germany’s forward Timo Werner during international friendly football match Germany v Russia in Leipzig, eastern Germany on November 15, 2018. Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with both forwards (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern  Munich remains top favorites to land Leroy Sane and Timo Werner this summer to reinforce their attacking segment, but what exactly both German forwards bring on the table.

It has been seven years since Bayern Munich lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy. The Bavarians are aiming for European dominance once again. The Rekordmeister already seem to have drafted a blueprint for their success and are leaving no stone unturned. They delivered a strong statement by signing Hansi Flick as the permanent head coach till 2023.

The club’s senior officials have been busy negotiating contract extensions amidst the global lockdown. There are 45 days until the summer transfer window opens. Bayern will be focusing on potential summer recruits to continue their preparations for next season.

Speaking about transfers, bolstering their attacking options is an utmost priority for Bayern. Leroy Sane’s name has been on every Bayern fans’ lips. The German winger was reportedly close to moving to Bavaria last summer. However, a serious knee injury in August forced Bayern to pull the plug on any potential deal. The “Sane to Bayern” transfer saga has, since then, been archived with new twists popping intermittently. He reportedly remains interested in moving to Bavaria.

Another German international linked to Bayern in the recent past is Timo Werner. Werner, a former VfB Stuttgart’s academy graduate, has made his way to the top among Europe’s elite forwards. He is currently the star player for RB Leipzig, who are chasing their first Meisterschale under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann. Hansi Flick is a big admirer of Werner’s talents and remains open to adding him alongside Robert Lewandowski in Bayern’s attack.

Bayern is known for managing their finances optimally when dealing in the transfer window. While bringing both the players to the Saebener Strasse is a mouthwatering prospect, only one is expected to be shortlisted as the final option. Let us have a look at how Sane and Werner can be incorporated in Hansi Flick’s system and what each one of them would bring to the table.

(Note: The statistics in the article have been sourced from fbref.com)

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