Breaking: Leroy Sané is a human being - football

Breaking: Leroy Sané is a human being

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Leroy Sané was on the verge of joining Bayern Munich. Then a serious knee injury derailed his future and Bayern?s squad renewal. Who is to blame for it all" Leroy Sané is one of the most coveted players in the world, and the one player coveted by Bayern Munich more than any other ? or rather he was, until he partially tore his ACL in what would otherwise almost certainly have been his final match for Manchester City.
Now he is injured, awaiting surgery. Instead of a lucrative new contract at Bayern, he may not receive an offer at all. But Sané has other, more pressing concerns: as debated endlessly here and on other forums, he now must also be wondering whether he can regain the impressive form that caught the eye of his Bavarian suitors, or ? given the quality of the medical attention treatment he will receive ? he must at least be wondering how long it may take him to recover. Lost in all the transfer banter and noise surrounding this particularly tragic injury is Sané the person. It happens with every professional athlete, but the case of Sané is especially crass. His worth has been measured variously in euros, goals and assists ? even xG and other metrics ? but little that has to do with who he is. And Sané watched the value that others attach to him plummet over the course of a Sunday afternoon.
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