Pep Guardiola wants £29m starlet at Man City and is ready to fight Barcelona

first_img Leroy Sane Barcelona are set to enter a bidding war with Manchester City for Schalke star Leroy Sane.The midfield talent is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in European football, with the German club facing an uphill task to keep hold of him beyond the summer.According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca have scouted the 20-year-old on several occasions this season and are determined to beat their former manager, Pep Guardiola, to the player’s signature.Having watched Sane closely during his time in Germany, Guardiola is keen to bring the playmaker to the Etihad when he takes charge of City next season as he bids to revamp the current squad.Sane is under contract with Schalke until 2019 but has a release clause of £29m.City were favourites to land Sane but now Barca are hot on their tails after sending their technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, to Germany last week to see the player in action against Mainz. 1last_img

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