By Mike Parrott
Former Manchester City player Leroy Sane has urged his Bayern Munich teammate David Alaba to not leave and join Man City. Sane recently left City for Bayern in the current transfer window.
Bayern Munich's newest signing has urged David Alaba to stay at the German club and reject Manchester City.
Leroy Sane joined Bayern for just under £55 million earlier this month albeit City still being in the UEFA Champions League. However, the German chose to join his new club rather than help City finish off their Champions League campaign.
Sane told Sport BILD:
"The club also wanted me to be able to properly prepare for my new job in Munich," he said. "If I had finished the season [with City], the preparation [for next season] would have been very short. I want to arrive [at Bayern] in peace, find a place to stay, prepare for the new chapter in my career, and then start all over."
Alaba, who is out of contract at Bayern Munich next summer and available for around £33 million is understood to favour a move to Real Madrid but City could bid for him if he shows an interest.
The Austrian previously played under Man City manager Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard was Bayern manager from 2013 until 2016. However, his potentially new teammate wants him to urgently stay at Bayern.
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"I really hope David stays,"
"I would like to play with him. He is a good guy, a great footballer, and we like each other privately. David has proven that he is not only one of the world's best left-backs, but also exceptional in the centre."I can feel it [the spirit and excitement at Bayern]. The boys are hot and focused, they have big goals with the club. I think a lot can be achieved. I definitely see a realistic chance of winning the Champions League with Bayern."
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