The forward officially withdrew for ‘personal reasons’, but reports suggest it could be to attend the birth of his child
Leroy Sane has reportedly pulled out of the Germany squad to face Peru to attend the birth of his child.
Earlier on Friday, it was confirmed the Manchester City winger had left the team hotel in Munich for ‘personal reasons’ after talking with boss Joachim Low.
According to German publication Bild, the reason behind his withdrawal is not as sinister as first feared, despite questions about his attitude for club and country being questioned – most recently by Sam Allardyce.
Sane’s partner, American model Candice Brook, is expected to give birth imminently to their first child.
Despite missing out on the World Cup squad altogether, Sane was recalled by Low and made a seven-minute cameo against France in Paris on Thursday night.
Real Madrid star Toni Kroos launched a scathing attack on his young teammate earlier in the week, claiming the 22-year-old had to improve his body language and his attitude.
The Champions League winner said: “Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose. He has to improve his body language.
“He’s a player who has everything you need to be a world-class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.
“What is crystal clear is his quality, his pace, his left foot. He was fantastic for City last year but Pep has the same problem at the moment – he’s trying to get the best out of him.
“If he performs, he’s a real weapon. He has the quality, especially for us, but maybe (head coach Joachim Low) looked at his performances for the national team and wasn’t happy.”