Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane has urged David Alaba to remain at the club amid transfer links with his former club Manchester City.
Sane rejected to extend his stay with City before making a €45-million switch to the Bundesliga champions earlier this month and signed a lucrative five-year contract.
However, his arrival has been met with speculation that Alaba will now leave in similar circumstances as he's believed to be seeking a new challenge after 12 years with the Bavarian giants.
But the Germany international is hopeful that the versatile defender will resist the temptation of the Citizens while Real Madrid is also said to be monitoring the situation.
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"I really hope David stays," he told Sport BILD when asked about the City interest. "I would like to play with him. He is a good guy, a great footballer, and we like each other privately.
"David has proven that he is not only one of the world's best left-backs, but also exceptional in the centre."
Sane went on to discuss the seamless transition upon his return to his homeland after for years in England since he departed Schalke and tipped them to achieve continental success this season.
"I can feel it [the spirit and excitement at Bayern]. The boys are hot and focused, they have big goals with the club. I think a lot can be achieved. I definitely see a realistic chance of winning the Champions League with Bayern."
Bayern lifted their eighth consecutive domestic crown this season and are set to face Chelsea on 8 August for the return leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.