Manchester City are looking to tie down the contracts of their star players, preferably the young ones and according to latest reports, German attacking sensation Leroy Sane is set to be rewarded with a bumper contract within the coming months.
The former Schalke wonderkid is currently one of the lowest paid players on the current Man City squad with a salary of just £60,000 a week. An Etihad source said: “Leroy will be rewarded for his performances with a new deal next summer.” However, “He has to bide his time for now as he is behind De Bruyne, Silva and Fernandinho in terms of what the club want to address.” – the report further added.
Following a somewhat underwhelming debut season last term, Leroy Sane is off to a stunning start in this campaign, scoring eight goals as well as providing eight assists.
In fact, the German International has emerged as one of the most lethal attacking weapons for Manchester City this season. Therefore, it’s totally understandable as to why the Citizens are desperate the extend the contract of the young German starlet.
A new contract for Leroy Sane will not only keep him at the club for long but also fend off potential transfer interests. The 21-year-old still has three and a half years left in his initial contract with the Blues and considering the fact that FC Barcelona are keen to sign the Man City super talent next summer, a new contract could significantly increase his market value.
Last but not the least, Leroy Sane is one of very few players, who represent a very rare talent of having a predator’s instinct of sensing a goal-scoring opportunity even as a winger, which is clearly reflected in his scoring tally this season. Therefore, the German International could significantly aid his club in times of injury crisis by acting as an auxiliary forward. His excellent technical ability has also helped him gel with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva this season.
Leroy Sane has all the ingredients necessary to thrive in the Premier League. His excellent tenacity and grit are perfectly suited under the tactical ideology of Catalan head coach Pep Guardiola. Furthermore, Leroy Sane bags a lot of promise and no doubt has the potential to evolve as one of the best attackers in the coming years, meaning he could prove to be an excellent future asset to the Citizens.