As manager Erik ten Hag continues to evaluate his offensive alternatives, Manchester United have reportedly made an unexpected inquiry about the availability Leroy Sane, per the Daily Mirror.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s willingness to depart and Erik ten Hag’s desire to bolster his squad in the wake of the Antony loss, Manchester United are still looking for an attacker.
Sane has also been associated with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is well-known to be a fan of the athlete.
This summer, they lost numerous forwards. Along with Mane, the Reds also parted ways with Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino.
Therefore, even if they have Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz in 2022, Anfield could use another top-striking acquisition.
In the remaining few weeks of the transfer window, it will be interesting to see whether Liverpool have a genuine interest in signing Sane and whether they approach the ex-Manchester City star.
Since moving back to Germany in 2020 to join Bayern Munich, Sane hasn’t always had the easiest time.
The amount of playing time that Sadio Mane will receive this season has also been questioned since his arrival from Liverpool this summer.
Last season, the 26-year-old only made 22 starts for Bayern in the Bundesliga, and Mane’s transfer is expected to limit his prospects even more.
Ten Hag is believed to be pleased with the notion of having Jason Sancho and Marcus Rashford flank Anthony Martial in attack to start the season.
However, he is still looking to expand his alternatives, and Sane’s circumstances at Bayern make him a player to watch.
The transfer of Ajax winger Anthony has been considered by Ten Hag, but the Dutch powerhouses do not want to lose yet another prominent player to United.
Sane is being explored as an alternative, while they may yet be able to finalize a deal for Anthony.
Sane has Premier League experience, so he would adjust to the top division quickly. Of course, his four championships, two with City and two with Bayern, are also an asset.
Ten Hag wants United to bring in up to five new players this summer, but the team has only brought in three.
The Dutchman said when asked if he would have preferred additional time before his team’s Premier League debut against Brighton: “That would be a favorable scenario.
But I do have a team, and I’m content with it. The team, as it stands, is doing well. I’m pleased with the signings thus far.”
He continued, “I cannot comment on a player who is under contract with another club.
It’s about the right players, and there are many of them. We will deliver the news as soon as we obtain it.”