Prem move on? as Arsenal target Sane asks to leave Manchester City at the end of the season
Reports have claimed long-term Arsenal target Leroy Sane has asked to leave Manchester City at the end of the season, following the Champions League loss to Tottenham.
City were still in the hunt to win everything this season as they faced a Tottenham side which were depleted by injuries, but Spurs managed to pull off a stunning aggregate win over the reigning Premier League Champions and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Sane, who was voted the best young player in the Premier League last season, only came on for the final six minutes of the game against Spurs, leaving the talented young winger once again unhappy with the game time he has been receiving this season.
Pep Guardiola has a rotation policy at the Etihad that he believes keeps all his players happy, but Sane reportedly believes that he deserves to play in the bigger games on a regular basis, rather than coming off the bench and following his brief performance in the Champions League, El Chirinquito TV has claimed that he is one of a number of players that have now asked to leave the club.
And one club that may be interested in trying to complete a transfer deal for the winger is that of Arsenal with boss Unai Emery a massive fan of the German and is in need of adding some more width to the side in the summer.
Emery is expected to have over £100 million to splash and will use a big chunk of that kitty to improve his already impressive attack.
Sane is one of the best young wingers in the game and has proven to be a big player for Guardiola over the past few seasons, so it is a shock to see that he wants out, especially as City have no desire to want to sell.
But he wants game time and deserves it to be honest, seeing him sit on the bench this season is crazy, and if Arsenal could persuade City into doing a potential deal, he could be a game-changing signing for Arsenal.
However, his price tag will mean that Arsenal may be put off, especially as Emery needs a number of players to improve the side in the summer.