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Bayern Munich Sign Leroy Sané
After months and months of rumors and innuendo, Bayern Munich have made one of their biggest star signings in recent years, purchasing Manchester City winger Leroy Sané for £54 million. Sané in turn signed a massive five-year contract, reportedly for a salary north of €20 million per year. While the transfer fee is relatively light, those are some lucrative wages. Sané will be able to afford any house he wants in Munich.
Before an ACL injury brought Sané’s 2019-20 season to a screeching halt, Sané was one of Manchester City’s best players who was inexplicably given time over players like Riyad Mahrez. Personally, I rate Sané much higher than Mahrez, but Pep Guardiola disagreed. He will no doubt be a game-changer for Bayern, as long as he can stay healthy.
Schalke Extend David Wagner
The other main piece of news is that per Jochen Schneider, Schalke head of sport, David Wagner is to be allowed to stay on as coach. No direct confirmation of 2.5 million Euro salary limit as widely reported but massive cost cutting to impact all areas of including the pro dept.— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) July 1, 2020
Schalke have had a disappointing season and are in dire financial straits, so maybe they can be forgiven for not wanting to splash on a new manager, but surely they can do better than David Wagner? Schalke have been mediocre this season and have had a dreadful second half of the season, having gone SIXTEEN MATCHES without a win in the Bundesliga.
The Daily Buzz
What are you thoughts on the Sané transfer? Will this make things difficult for BVB to hold on to Sancho, giving the precedent set by Sané’s wages, and the deflation in the market for transfer prices it will cause?