Leroy Sane has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, but Pep Guardiola believes he is better off staying at Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola is aiming to convince Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City amid interest from Bayern Munich, insisting the club can help the winger fulfil his potential.
Sane has been heavily linked with a move to the Bundesliga champions in this transfer window, with Bayern having confirmed their interest.
The Germany international came off the bench to set up a Raheem Sterling goal on Wednesday, as City cruised to a 4-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
And Guardiola did not shy away from acknowledging his wish for Sane – who scored 16 goals in all competitions last season – to remain at City.
“I have said many times that we want people to be happy here and we want to help Leroy to reach his potential,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“He’s a great player with incredible quality.”
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Kompany has returned to his former club Anderlecht in a player-manager role, leaving City without a club captain, and Guardiola revealed a new skipper will only be chosen when all of his players have returned to pre-season training.
“We will choose the captain,” Guardiola said. “We will wait until everyone is back and they will choose their captain.”