The winger has had a tough time since completing his dream move to Bavaria from Manchester City in 2020. Leroy Sane has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the last week. It’s been suggested the club could attempt to use one of their players in a swap deal. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech names have been suggested. Thomas Tuchel is rumoured to be a huge fan of Leroy Sane.
Leroy Sane turns 26 in January 2022 and joined Bayern Munich last season for a reported £45m with clauses that could raise it to £55m. Since joining Bayern Munich last summer he’s managed to get eleven goals and fifteen assists in 49 appearances.
The CareFreeChelsea team wanted to give our thoughts on this move and if we would move for him if the option was up to us.
Two Premier League titles, Two League Cups, Two Community Shields, One FA Cup, and a PFA Young Player of the Year award. Add to this 84 goals and assists in 135 games and you have one of the most exciting young players in world football.
However, Leroy Sane’s career seems to have stagnated somewhat since leaving the sky blue side of Manchester for Bavaria. Stylistic differences in the way the teams play as well as disrupting the Bayern wage structure, it is safe to say Sane’s post City career has not been what was expected.
Recent reports linking Sane to Chelsea, whilst exciting certain sections of the Chelsea fan base, seem slightly farfetched. One need only look at the extended list of attacking talent Chelsea have to realise the links to Sane, for the time being, are nonsensical.
Nonetheless, it has been repeatedly suggested that both Calum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech were looking for a Chelsea exit this summer. Despite Calum wanting to prove his worth, it is well accepted that he will not be getting the minutes he needs at Chelsea this season and Ziyech is, seemingly, in the same boat
Sane would be an outstanding signing, only if two players were to leave. If Chelsea were to lose one of Hudson-Odoi or Ziyech there would still be no need to sign another player considering the depth of attacking talent; It will be interesting to see how these developments play out over the coming season.
I’m very much in two minds about this. The player Leroy Sane is and shown himself to be over the years is a great one and very clinical at getting numbers.
A player like Leroy Sane I won’t ever turn my nose up at and will very much be interested if he signed but it would be another kick in the teeth for Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic if they stay as that will be another player to battle with and will this be a step to far in them staying and fighting for a place.
The problem I have about this deal is the fact where does he fit in? Does Thomas Tuchel then need to change formation to fit him in? Currently, I’d be surprised if he got in ahead of Mount and Havertz due to what they offer in the ten role. We’ve got yet another talent coming through that shouldn’t be ignored called Harvey Vale.
If a player is swapped in the deal then I’d be more in favour as some in the squad aren’t kicking on under Tuchel for many reasons and a change will do them better. I just feel it’s yet another player that will be hard to fit in unless we change the formation.
If a player did swap Chelsea for Bayern Munich I expect the numbers and output will be much greater for a number of reasons but I’m not against Chelsea signing Sane.
If this deal goes ahead it might be very hard for Marina Granovskaia to prove to others in the squad their futures lie here.
I’d like to see Leroy Sane at Chelsea – I think it’s a deal with so much potential that, if it’s managed correctly, it’s frighteningly good.
I think with Sane, despite his languished time at Bayern Munich, he is still just 25-years-old and as the explosive ability to single-handedly win games. Yes, there is the worry he may not prove blossom back into and beyond the famed ‘Pep Guardiola Sane’ and yes he may not reap the game time he wants, but Tuchel could engineer a chapter for the German.
We have already seen Tuchel provide platforms players allowing them to take their games to the next level – so why could the Blues boss not do the same for Sane?
I think it is also important to look at Tuchel’s favourites or ‘most trusted’ options among the players available to join Lukaku in a front three; Mount, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Ziyech, Werner.
Mount and Havertz have already set the record straight this season, meanwhile Ziyech was granted a starting role prior to his unfortunate injury in the UEFA Super Cup. Werner will likely also play a big role coming back into form, so I worry for Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi.
The latter’s game time has been a serious concern of late but maybe Tuchel doesn’t see his future at Chelsea? Pulisic has also gone under the radar as someone Tuchel simply hasn’t been able to warrant game time to amid the American’s injuries. So, maybe Sane is a target handpicked by Tuchel, like Saul Niguez, and is a player that the Blues boss sees a more prosperous future with.
Personally, I see the deal a a great piece of business if it does go through – I will die on a hill defending this transfer.
I’m not in favour of this transfer.
The problem I would have with Leroy Sane joining the club is – where would he play? What’s the point of bringing talent to the club when he’s not going to get the minutes or play ‘back-up’ on the bench. Chelsea have always had a merry-go-round approach to both manager and players.
With players the issue is, a lot of them suffer at Chelsea when benched or on the fringes with little to no playing time. Just look at Donny van de Beek at Manchester United. Chelsea already have players like Callum Hudson-Odoi who haven’t been given a look in and to be leap-frogged by another player feels wrong.
If you’re going to bring in Sane, release the players who aren’t getting time on the pitch at Chelsea. It’s nonsensical to keep a string on them, with the hopes they could break into the starting eleven.
The wider questions I have are why did the club spend £60m on Christian Pulisic in 2019? Why did we then sign Timo Werner for £45m a year later? Why did we hand Callum Hudson-Odoi a contract and reject offers from Bayern for him? All players of a good age in similar areas to Sane. And to be honest if I’m taking a wide attacker from the Allianz, it is Serge Gnabry.
Chelsea operate with the short-term in mind, so Sane would be justified in the eyes of many even if it completely disregards previous transfer decisions.
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