Schalke manager Andre Breitenreiter insists that Schalke star Leroy Sane will not be sold in the summer, Sport Bild have reported.
Andre Breitenreiter was named Schalke manager in the summer following the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo. The 42-year-old previously managed SC Paderborn but he failed to help them survive the drop in the 2014-15 season.
Breitenreiter believes that selling Sane would not benefit the youngster’s progress and insists he will not leave his boyhood club in the summer.
Sane’s future, like many Royal Blue attackers before, has been in question. Players such as Julian Draxler and Max Meyer have been linked with moves to the big money clubs in Europe and also linked with moves to the Premier League.
Sport Bild go as far to report that Manuel Pellegrini was willing to offer up to €55 million for the Hessen-born attacker.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Breitenreiter poured water over the hot links with a move away from the VELTINS-Arena.
For his own personal development it would be too early.
The Schalke manager continued to explain his decision to dismiss the rumours around his future.
He needs to continue to mature, learn and play especially, to be ready to compete with the best in the world.
With the Bundesliga finally returning this weekend, Schalke will restart their campaign against Werder Bremen on Sunday. The Miners head coach didn’t completely dismiss the rumours, stating that in the future he could play for one of the big clubs.
On the other hand, it is a childhood dream to play one day for as big clubs such as Real Madrid or FC Barcelona for a lot of guys.