Bayern Munich star Kinglsey Coman has addressed transfer rumors linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Kingsley Coman’s career at Bayer Munich appears to be taking off following a series of tormenting injury setbacks. The 24-year-old forward has been a shining light at the Allianz Arena after managing to overcome several physical problems suffered during his early time in Bavaria. The winner scored against Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s Champions League final was the icing on the cake in what was a truly inspirational season for the Frenchman.
Coman has carried his predatory form into the 2020/21 season, registering five goals and nine assists in 15 competitive outings already. Having racked up such impressive figures, the former PSG youth academy graduate has established himself as one of Bayern’s headline performers this term. Though many expected to see Coman play second-fiddle to Leroy Sane ahead of the beginning of the season, the World Cup winner has been Hansi Flick’s first-choice winger for most of the campaign thus far.
The ex-Juventus forward emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United towards the end of the summer transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly named Coman a back-up option for the Red Devils’ primary pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The Old Trafford outfit ended up empty-handed eventually but are still on the lookout for a fresh attacking addition.
Meanwhile, Manchester City, who sanctioned Sane’s move to the Bundesliga last summer, have also been credited with an interest in Coman. Pep Guardiola is desperate to bolster his attacking options after seeing his side encounter all sorts of problems in the final third this season. The lightning-fast Frenchman is said to be on Guardiola’s shopping list, along with several other players, including Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking of the rumored interest from the Manchester clubs, Coman has admitted he is flattered, insisting he doesn’t consider leaving Bayern, though.
“It’s good to know that good teams are interested in me. It gives me additional confidence,” he told SportBild.
“But I have a contract here until 2023. I’m just thinking of Bayern. It’s all good, I’m happy.”