Bayern Munich chairman reveals process required before bidding for Man City's Leroy Sane
Bayern Munich chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes that one big transfer in Europe will result in another that will eventually lead to the German champions signing a world class attacker.
According to several reports, Bayern Munich have been targeting Manchester City star Leroy Sane, as the club seeks to replace the voids lest by Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, two stars that dominated the Bundesliga for around ten years.
Before the start of the transfer window, Rummenigge revealed that Bayern Munich had a bid of £71 million rejected by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for the services of Leroy Sane. Despite playing 48 of the 61 games that Manchester City had last season, Sane was often restricted to minutes from off of the bench, with Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva both being in blistering form throughout the whole season.
What is shocking is that even though he barely played any full matches for the club, Guardiola still sees the German as part of his plans for the future, leading to the Spaniard rejecting Bayern Munich's initial offer.
However, during the official presentation of new signing Lucas Hernandez on Monday, Rummenigge urged Bayern Munich fans to remain patient, as he expects that a domino effect will come into play once a relatively big transfer is completed in the transfer window, causing Bayern Munich to seal a top signing.
Rumennigge stated that Bayern Munich are "waiting", since "all the clubs are waiting for the first big transfer".
He also added that "Until now there has not been the one big transfer which would act as a domino effect", since most of the transfers that have been completed so far this window have all been expected from even before the window opened, such as the big money transfer of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid from Chelsea for £89.6 million.
Since joining Manchester City from Schalke in 2016 for £37 million, the German has gone on to have 133 appearances, scoring 39 goals and producing 45 assists, a remarkable feat considering that he was offered limited game-time last season.