Premier League clubs have already spent over £500 million pounds this summer and only one month into the transfer market.
Teams in the division are pushing hard to improve the quality of their teams as they look to remain competitive.
It comes as no surprise that spending is so high, when considering the enormous amount of TV money that clubs are set to receive. Each club will get a slice of the new £5.1 billion television deal.
Leroy Sane is the latest player to have a huge price tag slapped on him, having transferred from Schalke to Manchester City for £37 million.
It is undoubtedly a huge price to pay for a 20 year old, however, there is no doubting that he has enormous talent.
What to expect
The German international is certainly a player for the future. However, it is hard to justify such a big fee for a player who only has three years of first team play under his belt. But what can we expect from the new Sky Blue No.9?
Sane managed an impressive eight goals and six assists last season, whilst he has the ability to play across a multiple of positions. He can play anywhere across the top three.
His best position is undoubtedly on the right wing, where he has the ability to cut onto his left foot.
He has all the makings of a Pep Guardiola player and should be able to fit in seamlessly.
Sane also has blistering pace in his game, there was a point in his career where he could have become a professional sprinter.
There is big competition at the Etihad for attacking positions, so it will be intriguing to see where the young winger might fit in.
Currently he is up against Samir Nasri, Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus Navas, Raheem Sterling and David Silva.
However, Guardiola knows that it has been essential to revamp the squad and inject some much needed youth.
With the Premier League season starting soon, the German could be one of the final pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to push Manchester City towards the Premier League.
Schalke director of sport, Horst Heldt recently stated that the German was ‘A very talented and versatile attacking player.’
Whilst Guardiola himself was hugely complimentary of the player during his time in charge of Bayern, calling him a ‘special talent’ and ‘congratulating Germany on having a talent like him.’
Suited for the Premier League
The German is also very well built and has great strength. The Bundesliga has a similar style to the Premier League, so Sane should be able to settle well into the physicality of English football.
Perhaps the only problem Sane could face is coming under the pressure of such a big transfer price.
With such a good record at such a young age, Sane could make a huge impact under the tutelage of Guardiola.
Written by Edward Wade
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