Bayern Munich confirm capture of Leroy Sane from Manchester City
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- Bayern had to apologize to City for publishing photos of Sane signing before an announcement was made
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Bayern Munich confirm the signing of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
The German champions have confirmed the £55million signing of want-away Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
The announcement came in hours after the German giants were forced to apologize for accidentally publishing pictures of the winger signing his contract before an official announcement was made.
Sane agreed to a five-year deal with the Bundesliga giants, and is set to be at Allianz Arena until June 2025.
Speaking at Bayern’s official website, Sane said:
‘FC Bayern is a great club with big goals – and these goals suit me as well. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and can’t wait to train with the team.
‘I know Hansi Flick from the U21 national team, we had a very good relationship there. I want to win as many trophies as possible with FC Bayern, and the Champions League is the top priority.’
Sane also thanked the City fans for their support following his move, after bringing the curtain down on his four-year stay at the club.
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) July 3, 2020
Sane has been in Bayern’s radar since last year and was valued at more than £130m last summer as the two clubs haggled over the asking price.
The price would reduce after Sane sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the Community Shield.
Pep Guardiola, who had questioned the Germany forward’s mentality on occasion, named Sane among the travelling party for recent trips to Chelsea and Newcastle but left him on the bench.
Sane, who has 21 caps for Germany, will start training with his new Bayern team-mates from next week, but will not be able to play for them in the Champions League this season.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added that he was delighted to finally welcome Sane to the Allianz Arena – having been linked with the player since last summer.
‘We’re very happy to welcome Leroy Sané to FC 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 players at FC Bayern and the signing of Leroy emphasizes this goal. I would like to congratulate Hasan Salihamidzic on successfully concluding the transfer.’