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Joachim Löw welcomes Leroy Sané to Bayern Munich rumours

Low welcomes Sane to Bayern rumours

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Joachim Löw axed Leroy Sané from Germany's World Cup squad last year but he feels the winger joining Bayern would benefit Die Mannschaft.

Leroy Sané joining Bayern Munich would be welcomed by Germany head coach Joachim Löw after Bayern Munich again stated their interest in the Manchester City winger. Bayern are reported to be readying an €80million bid for Germany international Sané.

Sané left down the order at City

The 23-year-old scored 10 goals and supplied as many assists as City defended their Premier League title as part of a domestic treble this season, including strikes in the pivotal wins over Liverpool and Manchester United. But Pep Guardiola frequently left Sané on the bench during the closing weeks of the campaign, preferring Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva as his first-choice wide men.

A spell out of favour evoked memories of the player's shock omission from Germany's 2018 World Cup squad, although Löw has since brought Sané back into the fold and believes a switch to Bayern could be beneficial for all parties.

Bayern move would be beneficial for Leroy Sané

Speaking at the Sport Bild 100 summit, Löw said: "If the transfer happened it would be a good story for him, for Bayern, for the national team and for the Bundesliga."

Later at the same event, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested Bayern would press to bring in Sané – as they did three years ago when he joined City from Schalke for a reported initial fee of £37m. "There have not been any talks so far. He's an interesting player and we will try," Rummenigge said. "I cannot promise whether it will succeed."

Vacancies on both wings at Bayern

Rummenigge went on to state that the departure of veteran wingers and club greats Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry creates an opening Sané would not have enjoyed when he left Schalke. "We already had the idea when he was still with Schalke," he added. "But at the time we did not have a guaranteed regular place for him. Robben and Ribéry were the top of the top three years ago."