03 Jul Sane joins Bayern from Man Metropolis for €49m
Manchester Metropolis winger Leroy Sane has accomplished his transfer to Bayern Munich, it was introduced on Friday.
Sane has signed a five-year contract with the German champions after a €49 million (£44.2m) deal was agreed with Metropolis. The payment might rise to €60m and in addition features a 10% sell-on clause.
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“FC Bayern is a great club with big goals — and these goals suit me as well,” Sane said. “I’m looking forward to the new challenge and can’t wait to train with the team. I know [Bayern coach] 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.”
Sources had told Football4cast how Sane was set on leaving City but he will not be eligible for Bayern until next season and will not feature in their remaining Champions League fixtures when the competition restarts in Portugal in August.
The 24-year-old has signed a deal worth close to €22m a year, almost double the offer that had been on the table to stay at the Etihad Stadium. Sane rejected three contract offers from City before deciding to return to the Bundesliga, sources told Football4cast.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We’re very happy to welcome Leroy 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 emphasises this goal. I want to congratulate Hasan Salihamidzic on successfully concluding the transfer.”
Sane moved to England from Schalke for £37m in 2016 and made 135 appearances for City, scoring 39 goals. He won five major trophies during four years at the club, including two Premier League titles, and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2018 ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
City decided to cash in on Sane now rather than lose the Germany international for free next summer. He has been restricted to just 11 minutes of Premier League football this season after suffering a knee ligament injury in the Community Shield against Liverpool in August.
Sane wrote a farewell to City on social media and mentioned: “Thanks a lot for the good time and all of the help during the last four years.
“It has been a very intense and profitable time which I certainly will not overlook. We received many video games, scored a ton of targets, broke a few information and celebrated 7 trophies collectively.
“Because of all of the followers, to the workers and to my teammates! I’ll at all times keep in mind this time with nice pleasure and satisfaction.”
Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has dominated out a transfer for Jadon Sancho as a alternative for Sane.
Sancho, who left the Etihad Stadium for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and has been linked with Manchester United, had been advised as a potential alternative however Guardiola is adamant it is not going to occur.
“No, no. no, he determined to depart,” Guardiola advised a information convention on Wednesday.
“Why ought to he resolve to come back again? When he determined to maneuver to Dortmund it is not as a result of he’s going to resolve to come back again later. It will make no sense. He did not need to be right here, so that’s the reason he would not need to come again right here.”