Leroy Sane has focused Champions League glory with Bayern Munich after becoming a member of the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City for a price of round 50 million euros ($56 million) on Friday. The Germany winger has returned to his house nation on a five-year contract after receiving the blessing of City coach Pep Guardiola. “Bayern is a very big club and has big goals – these goals suit me as well,” stated the 24-year-old Sane.
“I want to win as many titles as possible with Bayern, and the Champions League is at the top.”
The Bundesliga champions didn’t give the switch price, however Sky Sports and the BBC have reported that Bayern and City agreed to a price of 54.eight million kilos (60.8m euros, $68.2m). German every day Bild declare the price is round 50 million euros.
Sane stated he’s trying ahead to linking up once more with Bayern head coach Hansi Flick, who has simply steered the membership to an eighth straight league title in his first season in cost.
“I know Hansi Flick from the under-21 national team. We had a very good relationship there,” added Sane.
His switch turned an open secret as Guardiola revealed earlier this week that Sane was more likely to depart after rejecting a brand new contract supply with a 12 months left on his present deal at City.
The 24-year-old spent 4 years at City, profitable two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups and two Community Shields, however European success eluded him.
“We wish Leroy all the best in this new chapter of his career,” stated Guardiola in an announcement on Friday.
“Leroy has been part of one of the most special periods in this club’s history and he leaves with the best wishes of everyone here at Manchester City.”
Sane scored 39 objectives in 135 appearances in all competitions for City after becoming a member of from Bundesliga membership Schalke in 2016.
His arrival on Wednesday in Bavaria was a lot hyped with reporters at Munich airport utilizing smartphones to movie the touchdown of a non-public jet from England earlier than Sane was whisked away for his medical.
Bayern had been barely red-faced on Thursday night time when the Arabic model of their web site jumped the gun earlier than the official announcement by posting footage of Sane already carrying the membership’s well-known crimson shirt.
‘Not (but) a world star’
However, regardless of the high-profile transfer, German media have already warned that Sane nonetheless must show himself.
“It is now up to Sane to justify the hype with goals and assists. For all his talent, he is not (yet) a world star,” commented journal Kicker.
Sane has 21 caps and 5 objectives for Germany, however was a shock omission from the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, when the holders bowed out within the group stage.
He will begin making ready for the 2020/21 season subsequent week, the membership has stated. He will not be eligible to function on this Saturday’s German Cup ultimate in opposition to Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin.
“We are happy that we can welcome Leroy Sane to Bayern,” stated membership chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
“Our goal is to gather the best German players at Bayern and Leroy’s commitment confirms that.”
Last 12 months, Sane had reportedly been on the verge of a big-money switch to Bayern earlier than struggling a critical knee damage in August which sidelined him till February.
After rebuilding his health, Sane made his first Premier League look of the season instead in opposition to Burnley final week.
Sane is Bayern’s third new signing for subsequent season alongside French teenage defender Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi from Paris Saint-Germain and goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel from Schalke, each of which had been free transfers.
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