Spotlight on the £10m starlet Liverpool could sign ahead of Man United

first_img1 Sane celebrates scoring a goal for Schalke but he could well be on the move soon to the Premier League Video evidence: talkSPORT’s transfer spotlight focues on Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane, who has been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United.Name: Leroy SaneDate of Birth: 11th January 1996Birthplace: Essen, GermanyPosition: Right Winger/ Attacking MidfielderClub: Schalke 04International appearances: One (Germany)What’s the latest?German media are reporting that Liverpool have made a £10 million bid for Leroy Sane as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his squad in January, with the versatile German teenager one of his transfer targets. Klopp has few options on the right wing outside of Jordon Ibe and, though raw, 19-year-old Sane plays primarily in that position and has undoubted talent. But the alleged bid came amid reports from the English press that Manchester United have previously sent scouts to watch the youngster. United manager Louis Van Gaal, who has lost Antonio Valencia to long-term injury, has complained that his side have lacked pace in recent weeks and a move for the speedy Sane would certainly help to remedy that. Did you know?1. Sane made his international debut this season, aged just 19, coming off the bench in his country’s 2-0 defeat to France.2. He comes from a sporting family; Sane’s father is former Schalke and Senegal forward Souleyman Sane and his mother is former German rhythmic gymnast Regina Weber.3. Sane scored against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu after coming on as a substitute for Schalke for his Champions League debut. Schalke won the game 4-3 but lost the tie 5-4 on aggregate.4. Though he has only made 26 Bundesliga appearances at time of writing under Schalke manager Andre Breitenreiter, he has seven goals and is clearly highly regarded in his homeland enough to be fast-tracked to the national team.5. Sane made his debut under former Chelsea player and manager Roberto Di Matteo and is now a key member of a youthful Schalke side.6. He was involved in a serious car accident in which he wrote off a €100,000 Mercedes and Schalke’s sporting director Horst Heldt has said the player is understandably yet to mature.He says: “I trust my instincts, it has worked every time so far”“I never wanted to be an astronaut… When I was 16 or 17, I didn’t go to parties. I had only one hobby – the ball.”“You shouldn’t drink two litres of Coca Cola every day… My favourite meal is Penne Carbonara – that’s good for an athlete, right?” They say:“He has a way of playing that can make all the difference. He isn’t put off if things aren’t going as expected; even if he loses the ball, he can complete a well-run counter in the next moment.” – Sporting director Horst Heldt“A lot of players don’t keep their heads on the ground, because they know they can earn money quickly. Leroy won’t do that. He is grounded.” – Souleyman Sanélast_img

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