Bayern Munich

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge names the successor of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery

The Bundesliga champions are looking for a winger and Rummenigge’s believe this player will be the successor of ‘Robbery’.

Bayern Munich are all set to splash the cash in the transfer window. The poor form of the team despite winning the Bundesliga has prompted the chairman to add more youth and revamp the squad.

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery set to leave, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge names the successor of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said Leroy Sane would be Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery’s successor if he decided to leave Manchester City for the Bundesliga champions.

The chairman of the Bundesliga giants has addressed reports linking the German champions with a move for the Manchester City winger.

Sane – who is contracted to City until 2021 – has been linked with a move to Bayern following back-to-back Premier League titles in Manchester.

With Bayern greats Robben and Ribery leaving Allianz Arena, Germany international forward Sane has emerged as a target for the Bavarian giants.

And Rummenigge talked up a move for Sane, who left boyhood club and Bundesliga side Schalke for City in 2016.

“You shouldn’t forget that he still has two years contract and that Manchester City don’t just sells their players because they need to,” Rummenigge said.

“This will be difficult. But I think that the player has to be convinced to have the joy for playing here at Bayern.

“He would be the successor of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery which is very interesting. As a player, this would be a good incentive I think.”

Former Bayern boss Pep Guardiola has been favouring other options on the flanks and the Blues have been unable to tie a proven performer to an extended contract as a result.

That situation could play into the hands of those at the Allianz Arena.

France internationals and World Cup winners Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard have already agreed to join Bayern in the off-season, however, James Rodriguez could be set to leave Munich.

Author’s Take:

It’s shocking to see Guardiola willing to sell a talented winger like Leroy Sane. The German hasn’t been a regular player for City this season and would be seeking assurances for regular spot in playing XI from Guardiola. If Guardiola still prefers Mahrez and Bernando Silva the Sane might opt to go back to it’s native land.


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