Manchester City winger, Leroy Sane has completed his move the Bayern Munich, joining the German Champions in a deal worth an initial €45m plus add-ons.
Leroy Sane has signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich after the two clubs settled on a deal that should quickly rise to €49m through achievable add-on fees.
“Bayern is a great club with big goals. And these goals suit me as well”. Said the 24-year-old Sane.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge and cant wait to train with the team. I know Bayern manager Hansi Flick from the German Under-21 national team, we had a very good relationship there. I want to win as many trophies as possible with Bayern and the Champions League is the top priority”.
Soon after his departure, Sane posted a message to City fans on Twitter that read, “Thanks to all the fans, the staff, and my teammates. I will always remember this time with joy and pride. I’ve learned a lot and I’m very proud to have been part of this journey”.
Jurgen Klopp as well sent a message to the winger saying, “We wish Leroy all the best in this new chapter of his career. Leroy has been part of one of the most special periods in this club’s history and he leaves with the best wishes of everyone here”.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s CEO said, “We are very happy to welcome Leroy Sane to Bayern. He is an outstanding player who has proven his qualities over the past few years especially in the national team. Our goal is to gather the best German player and the signing of Leroy emphasizes this goal”.
Leroy Sane career in Manchester City
Sane joined City in August 2016 from Schalke and enjoyed a successful spell at the Etihad Stadium. He won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and League Cups in England as well as the PFA young player of the year award in 2018.
The German winger season at city was blighted by a serious knee injury that he picked up in the Community Shield. His only first-team appearance since was an 11-minute cameo from the bench in the recent 5-0 win over Burnley.
Sane’s replacement in Man City may not be a priority for Guardiola though the squad requires a rebuild. The emergence of Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez’s improvement means defensive recruits are more pressing.