Benchwarmer Sane may have to escape Pep to save career
The German winger has been out of the reckoning for City as Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva help them close in on a second consecutive title
If you’re looking for reasons why Leroy Sane can’t regularly get in the Manchester City team these days, glancing at the PFA Player of the Year shortlist might be a good place to start. There you’ll find the names of Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.
Those two have been recognised among their peers as being among the best players in the division and justifiably so. The goals and assists provided by Pep Guardiola’s first-choice wide men are a big part of why City are closing in on a second consecutive Premier League title under the Spaniard.
Happily, for City and for Pep, it doesn’t appear as though either are going anywhere in a hurry. Both Sterling and Bernardo – along with a clutch of City’s other most important attackers – have committed to new, long-term deals. That group – for now – excludes Sane.