Liverpool faces renewed speculation over a potential move for Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sané, who had previously turned down an approach from Jürgen Klopp in favor of joining Manchester City. Recent reports from the Daily Mirror suggest Liverpool’s interest has been rekindled, fueled by uncertainties surrounding Mohamed Salah’s future and interest from Al-Ittihad in the summer transfer window.
During an interview with The Guardian in 2018, Sané disclosed his previous discussions with Liverpool and the personal outreach from Klopp. Despite expressing admiration for Klopp and acknowledging his integrity, Sané opted to join Manchester City. The recent transfer buzz implies that Liverpool may reconsider Sané as a possible replacement for Salah.
Salah’s potential departure has been a subject of intense speculation, with Al-Ittihad reportedly making a substantial verbal bid for the player. Liverpool’s interest in Sané, who currently has two years left on his Bayern Munich contract, aligns with the club’s history of exploring alternatives when faced with potential departures.
However, Liverpool’s transfer policy, which typically avoids pursuing players approaching the age of 28 in January, adds a layer of complexity to the potential Sané pursuit. This policy could impact the club’s decision-making regarding the Bayern Munich star, given that he would fall into that age bracket.
As talks of a contract extension circulate in Bavaria, the uncertainty surrounding Sané’s potential move to Liverpool persists. Klopp’s longstanding interest in the player, dating back to his time at Borussia Dortmund, raises questions about whether Liverpool will make a decisive move for Sané or explore alternative options to strengthen their squad in the coming transfer windows. The evolution of this transfer saga will be one to watch as Liverpool navigates the dynamic landscape of player acquisitions and departures.