Coutinho has not left the Bavarians yet but seen his squad number given to the new signing.
Leroy Sane will wear the no 10 jersey at Bayern Munich which is being worn by Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho next season when he features for Bayern Munich.
Bayern completed the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City on Friday in a deal worth €50m rising up to €55million on a five-year contract.
Sane when ready to kick start another phase of his career with the Bundesliga Champions will wear the number 10 jersey which is currently worn by Coutinho on his long term loan at Bayern.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 3, 2020
However while putting out Sane’s 10 jersey for sale in their official store, Bayern said: “Out of respect for Philippe Coutinho, who is the current number 10 and could play in the upcoming DFB-Pokal final in Berlin and any games in the Champions League in August, Sane decided not to use the number in his photos on Thursday.”
This decisions puts out speculations that Coutinho may not be retained at Bayern next season. The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with a move to so many clubs across Europe since Bayern’s chance to trigger his option to sign him permanently expired.
Bayern Captain Manuel Nuer expressed his delight having Sane on board saying: “I hope [Sane] can win the Pokal with Bayern in the future,” he said. “We Bayern players are happy that he will be with us next season.”
Sane posted a farewell message on Twitter for his former club Manchester City.
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) July 3, 2020
“Thanks so much for the great time and all the support over the last 4 years. It has been a really intense and successful time which I surely won’t forget.
“We won many games, scored a ton of goals, broke a couple of records and celebrated 7 trophies together. Thanks to all the fans, to the staff and to my team-mates! I will always remember this time with great joy and pride.
“Also thanks to my coach who has made me a better player and has a large share of my PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2018. I’ve learned a lot and I’m very proud to have been part of this journey.”