Manchester City star Leroy Sane has yet to become an “absolute top player” and is overpriced in the transfer market, according to former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes.
The German winger was close to joining Bundesliga champions Bayern last summer but a move fell through when he suffered an anterior cruciate knee injury.
With Sane’s transfer to Bayern currently in the balance because of the coronavirus pandemic, Heynckes believes the 24-year-old needs to develop consistency to become one of the world’s best.
“For me, he has not yet made a breakthrough to an absolute top player,” Heynckes told Bild.
“I think this is a player at a crossroads. Will he keep working hard on himself, or will he remain just as an exceptional talent?
“He has to be ready to make the next big step. Because there is no use in flashing the talent from time to time. I also honestly tell you that I don’t consider the price justifiable.”
City are believed to want more than £88 million ($110m) for the Germany international, while Bayern wanted to pay considerably less even before Covid-19 affected finances.