OFFICIAL: Manchester City signs Sane



Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by Goal.com

OFFICIAL: Manchester City signs Sane

The 20-year-old winger has joined the Citizens from Schalke on a five-year deal.

Manchester City has completed the signing of Schalke winger Leroy Sane on a five-year deal.

Sane had been linked with a number of clubs throughout the summer but has opted to move to the Citizens, with the Premier League club parting with a reported 37 million pounds ($49M) to secure the signature of the 20-year-old.

It is also understood that the deal could eventually rise to £42M due to add-ons.

Sane, who came through the youth ranks at Schalke, scored 13 goals in 57 senior appearances for the club and was also named in the Germany squad for Euro 2016.

The young attacker has now revealed that he cannot wait to begin work under Pep Guardiola as the new Premier League season draws near.

"I feel really good, I’m happy to be here and happy that it has all worked out. Now I can settle here in Manchester and play for City," he said. "One of the reasons I decided to join City was Pep Guardiola. He convinced me to come here and that I can continue to progress. I know I will learn a lot under him and now I can take the next step in my career.

"I followed Pep at Barcelona and at Bayern where he achieved a lot and worked really well with young players.

"I think he can make me a more complete player. I think I will need a bit of time to start with because it’s another league and there’s a different style of play but I think I can adapt very quickly."

Sane becomes Guardiola's fifth signing of the summer, following the acquisitions of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aaron Mooy, and the Catalan coach has lavished praise on his latest recruit.

"He is a special talent, and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching," he added. "He has great technical ability, is comfortable on the ball and there is much to admire about the way he plays football. He is fast, enjoys creating chances for others, works hard for the team and scores goals, too. He also has a very positive attitude and will fit in well with our squad.

"At 20, he is still developing as a player but he is already a member of the German national side and I think he will be a fantastic asset to our Club. We are very happy he decided to join us."



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