KEY POINTS

  • Leroy Sane pursuit makes sense for Manchester United
  • Sane is seen as a good option if Jadon Sancho chase falls short
  • Sane's injury history is a concern

Manchester United remains linked to Jadon Sancho despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still being uncertain about how much money he can spend in the next transfer window. The Red Devils would need to shell out roughly $141 million to get the 20-year-old in the fold.

If budget constraints stand in the way, United may be better off looking at other cheaper targets instead. A former Red Devil, Dwight Yorke, believes an alternative target that makes sense is Leroy Sane.

Speaking to Stadium Astro, Yorke mentioned how Sane is an equally good option for Solskjaer. But if United is to make a run at the German midfielder, they have to decide fast.

Though Manchester City is trying to keep the 24-year-old in the fold, Sane has been heavily linked to a move to Bayern Munich. The Sky Blues tried to offer Sane a contract extension, but the German football player was reportedly not interested in one. Much of this was covered in a previous report.

Yorke believes Sane would be a good fit and is someone who can blend in well with the Red Devils' young attacking frontline. This is despite Sane's history of injuries. For Yorke, Sane is worth the risk.

"I know he’s got some injuries but if I was brave, if I was Man United manager at this point that’s the type of person I would go for," Yorke said.

Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane won the 2017/18 Premier League title with Manchester City. In this picture, Leroy Sane of Germany looks on during the International Friendly match between Austria and Germany at Woerthersee Stadion on June 2, 2018, in Klagenfurt, Austria. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Looking at the numbers, Sane does cost a whole lot less. City is asking $80 million for the German football player who is under contract until 2021. Though there is a chance that The Citizens may make it hard for him to transfer, Pep Guardiola appears to have given up on Sane. He prefers to keep players who are committed to helping their cause and respects the decision of the 24-year-old football player.

"We want players who want to play with this club, players who commit to try to achieve targets but of course we respect him. I have nothing against him but he decided he wants another adventure for his career. We are going to count on the players who want to stay here," Guardiola said in a previous report.

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