Aug 02 2016
Manchester City have managed to beat Manchester United in the signing of German international Leroy Sane.
The 20-year-old was spotted in Manchester after Schalke confirmed their player was in England ahead of his proposed move to the Premier League. According to The Daily Mail reported that the Red Devils were looking at the option of signing the winger in the summer transfer window in order to bolster their squad for the new season.
Sane was also wanted by Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. He decided to join City and became their fifth summer signing of the current transfer window.
The winger, who is one of the brightest prospects in Germany has left the Bundesliga outfit and signed a five-year deal to play under the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager on Tuesday. Sane will be wearing No 19 shirt at his new club.
A statement on City’s official website read, “Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke 04. The German international becomes our fifth signing of summer 2016 and will wear the No.19 shirt.”
“Sane has signed a five-year deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2021.”
After signing for City, Sane expressed his delight on becoming Guardiola’s fifth signing at his new club. He said, “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.”
“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.”