Leroy Sane has been one of the best players in Europe this season. The German forward has been churning out consistent performances for Bayern Munich, unlike previous campaigns. Considering his good form on the pitch, there will be a lot of attention on how Die Roten handle his contract extension.
Sane is not yet thinking about his contract. According to Sport1, Leroy Sane is focused on his form and his football and will leave the decision over his contract until the summer of 2024, with it potentially dragging on past the European Championships.
Earlier this month sports director Christoph Freund announced that negotiations on a new contract would begin in earnest over the coming weeks, but according to the latest report by Kerry Hau of SPORT1, no negotiations have taken place.
Sane is contracted to Bayern until the summer of 2025, but the German champions are keen to tie him down to a long-term contract to keep him in Munich, especially considering his early season form and budding on-field relationship with new striker Harry Kane.
Sane is believed to be relaxed about the situation and is instead focusing on his form, with Hau reporting that the 27-year-old forward is having a lot of fun at Bayern at the moment.
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Although Sane is relaxed about his situation, Sport1 reports that the German international wants his next contract to be a long one, offering stability and taking him through the peak years of his career, whether that’s at Bayern or abroad.
It’s also believed that the former Manchester City winger appreciates the situation at Bayern and won’t be expecting a bumper raise.
At the moment, Sane is one of the biggest earners at Bayern, taking home a salary of €19 million a year. Harry Kane is currently the highest earner in Munich with a wage of €24 million per year, just under the €25 million limit that Die Roten imposes to keep within a sensible framework.
It’s already been reported that Premier League side Liverpool are interested in signing Sane if he were to become available, but it’s also believed that Sane is happy at Bayern and enjoys working under Thomas Tuchel, considering he has nine goals in 14 games it’s easy to see why.
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The report by Sport1 also talks about the maturity shown by Leroy Sane and how he has become more interested in helping his teammates and the bigger picture at the club, and how he has become vocal about tactics and playing style with Tuchel, who is receptive to the input of his players. The admiration between coach and player seems to be reciprocal with Tuchel speaking about the German winger before FC Bayern’s cup game in Saarbrucken.