- Aug 26, 2014
Mahrez is a very clear back up, and Sane has increasingly become one, hence Bayern having a nibble and thinking they might be able to coax away an otherwise ungettable player.Not sure when we're going to get past this idea that first team football means they have to start every game.
Man City have Mahrez, Sane and Sterling. None of them are seen as a "backup". They are all first team footballers because players will go in and out of form, pick up injuries or, as Sterling does for them and Pepe could have done or allowed Salah to do for us, play up top.
Our current option for this role is either Origi or Shaqiri so let's not pretend Pepe couldn't have improved us and been persuaded to come to the European Champions over a Europa League side.