Manchester City suffered a crippling blow after losing their star winger Leroy Sane to Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, leaving a huge gap in their formidable forward line. Sane had long been mooted to return home and it was just a matter of when not if he would join Bayern Munich. Rumors indicate that he was convinced to make the move by German head coach Joachim Low in order to boost his chances of being selected into the German national team. This coincides with Bayern Munich's desire to recruit the best German talents in their ranks. Nevertheless, what is clear is that Manchester City have lost a player that was so crucial especially in big games against title rivals Liverpool and it remains to be seen who will be drafted to replace him. Whether he chose to leave Etihad due to the potential ban on Champions League football remains to be seen as Man City won their appeal against the ban. What remains clear is that there will be a busy transfer window ahead for the Citizens considering the lack of many options of Sane's quality in the transfer market. Man City will also be wary of blowing colossal amounts of money on world-class talents such as Neymar or Mbappe as they will run the risk of flouting the Financial Fair Play rules that have been their Achilles heel in recent times.