Leroy Sane signing confirmed

By Ric Turner, Tue 02 August 2016 10:15

Leroy Sane signing confirmedGerman winger signs five year deal

City have signed the Leroy Sané from Schalke04, in a deal believed to be worth an initial £37m. The 20 year old winger has signed a five year contract, and could make his City debut in the pre-season friendly against Arsenal on Sunday.

Sané made his professional debut in 2014, and went on to make 47 appearances for Schalke, scoring 11 goals. The German international has four caps, and was named in Germany's squad for Euro 2016.

Sané becomes Pep Guardiola's fourth signing, following in the footsteps of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito and Oleksandr Zinchenko. He will wear the number 19 shirt.

He told ManCity.com: "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.”

City manager Pep Guardiola was effusive in his praise of a player that he has admired for some time.

“He is a special talent, and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching," Guardiola said.

“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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