Leroy Sané was one of Manchester City’s biggest signings of the summer. Coming in at an astronomical £41 million, many thought the twenty-year-old would hit the ground running. This high level of expectation should not have been put on Leroy, as this was certainly a signing for the future. The youngster has already proven himself in the Bundesliga, making forty seven appearances and scoring eleven goals with Schalke. He is definitely one for football fans around the world to watch.
Leroy made his debut in the 2-1 Derby victory, and he added a lot to the already deadly City attack. He made some excellent decisions, one of which lead to a fantastic opportunity for Kevin De Bruyne. The winger bagged his first assist against Borussia Monchengladbach, and it was a beauty. He portrayed stunning dribbling by dancing his way through a couple of defenders, followed by a short but key pass to Kelechi Iheanacho, who punted the ball into the net. The German International has shown glimpses of what he has to offer. He displayed that he is capable of creating some huge chances in crucial matches. He has an astonishing first touch, and his technical ability has been compared to that of Lionel Messi. “With his pace and finishing, he is a player with a special gift,” said German International manager Joachim Low. This is a lot of praise for a still quite inexperienced player. The blue side of Manchester should be honored to be able to pick up such talent in this last transfer window.
Pep Guardiola is a football genius. All City fans should trust the decisions he makes. If he is currently choosing Jesus Navas over the German, then he must not deem him ready. His time will come. He has a very long, bright career ahead of him, and there is absolutely no reason for the Blues to panic. One day we will look back on this in laughter, as he bangs in goals and picks up assists for fun. Being a fan myself, I look at players like Sané, Iheanacho, and Gabriel Jesus and see how mouth-watering we look for the years ahead. Though they might not get as much time on the pitch currently, they are all a work in progress as Manchester City continues to strive for their goal of being a European giant. These players are meant to build on that long term goal. One day, while in his prime, Leroy will lift that Champions League trophy. This is a player who has the potential to be one of the greatest, however that will take time. He will cement his name in not only City’s history, but world football’s as well.