Leroy Sane to Manchester City: Germany international completes £37m switch from Schalke

Sane says he is excited to link-up with Guardiola on Eastlands ahead of Premier League bow

Samuel Stevens
Tuesday 02 August 2016 10:15
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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane for a reported fee in the region of £37m as Pep Guardiola continues his Etihad revolution in earnest.

The Germany international has been linked with a switch to City since Guardiola replaced Manuel Pellegrini in June and will wear the No. 19 shirt during his maiden campaign in England.

Sane, who has signed a five-year contract with City, cited the Catalan’s appointment on Eastlands as one of the key factors in persuading him to join the four-time champions of England.

He told City’s official website: “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.

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“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.”

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