The next few months are crucial for Bayern Munich in terms of squad building for the near future. They have sorted the goalkeeping department for next season by extending the contracts of Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich. At the other end of the pitch, Die Roten are looking to secure the future of Leroy Sane.
The German winger has been in sensational form for the record Bundesliga champions. He has been Bayern’s second-best forward behind Harry Kane this season. Sane has managed to marry consistency and output in the final third this season to become one of the best wide players in Europe.
Sane’s current deal is set to expire at the end of next season. FC Barcelona reportedly showed interest in the German winger last summer, but he decided to stay in Munich. Liverpool have been recently linked with Sane. More clubs will join the race for his signature if Die Roten fails to reach an agreement before the end of the season.
The one thing working in Bayern’s favour is that Sane is not fussed about speculation. The German winger is focused on his performances. While talking to SportBild this week (via iMiaSanMia), Leroy Sane admitted that he feels settled at Bayern. The German star is open to extending his stay in Munich.
""I've been here since 2020. I feel well and I very much appreciate that the club sent signals that they want to extend my contract. That gives me a good feeling and makes me happy. Of course, I'll speak first to FC Bayern.""- Leroy Sane
Bayern had reportedly planned to open talks with Sane’s representatives after the international break in November. Since Sane is open to staying in Munich, it is just a matter of finding an agreement on wages and the length of the deal to conclude the negotiations.
Sane is one of the biggest earners at Bayern. Since the next deal will be Sane’s last big contract in his career, his representatives will look to get the best possible deal from Die Roten. Meanwhile, Bayern needs to make sure that Sane’s contract extension doesn’t disturb the wage structure in the squad.
After a few underwhelming campaigns, Leroy Sane has looked back to his absolute best for Bayern this season. He is enjoying a fixed role under Thomas Tuchel and loving life in Munich. There is no reason for Die Roten to deliberate over a contract extension. The Bavarian club should look to wrap up the negotiations in the next couple of months.
Meanwhile, things are not all rosy for Bayern when it comes to contract talks with Alphonso Davies. The Canadian full-back’s wage demands are proving to be a stumbling block in negotiations. Real Madrid are keenly following the contract situation of Davies. Die Roten will have to soon decide on Davies’ future one way or the other since his contract expires in 2025.