Are Manchester United really a better option than Tottenham for Leroy Sane?

Which club would be best for Leroy Sane? Manchester United or Tottenham?

Manchester United are interested in a £12 million swoop for Leroy Sane, reported The Sun at the weekend.

Sane made his debut for Germany on Friday after a series of impressive displays for Bundesliga side Schalke.

The speedy winger is not just interesting the Red Devils. Tottenham had an offer of £8.5 million rejected for Sane back in July, reported German magazine Kicker.

Coming in as a replacement for the injured Antonio Valencia would no doubt be tempting for the Schalke winger, but are United his best bet?

He need only look at Memphis Depay's rough start at Old Trafford to see what can happen to a young star moving to a club with sky high expectations early in his career.

The Dutchman has struggled since signing and has lost his place in the starting line-up.

Former whizkid Wilfried Zaha was one whose career stalled at United, while young midfielder Nick Powell's transfer to the Red Devils is looking disastrous. Anthony Martial is however proving an exception.

A move to Tottenham could be more productive for the winger, where he could join the ranks of talented prospects progressing impressively under Mauricio Pochettino.

Sane is for now an affordable transfer target for Spurs, and has a higher upside in terms of talent than Andros Townsend currently appears to.

Money may talk if United try to blow Spurs out of the water as happened with Anthony Martial, but from a footballing perspective he could be better off at a club where the spotlight shines a little less intensely.

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