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Manchester City’s Leroy Sane Finally Joins Bayern Munich

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Leroy Sane has finally left Manchester City and signed for German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in a transfer deal that worth
£54.8 million.

The transfer deal has been dragging since January and Manchester City have been trying to keep the 24-year-old at the club but Sane has always wanted to move to Bayern Munich.

His move to the German Bundesliga side became inevitable this summer as he has not been enjoying the best of relationship with Pep Guardiola. On Thursday, the German left-winger passed the second part of his medical and finalised the process on Friday at Bayern’s training centre.

The £54.8 million deal will keep Leroy Sane with Bayern Munich until 2025. In the first part of the deal, Bayern Munich would pay Manchester City an initial fee of £44.7 million. Besides that, Manchester City would earn 10 per cent of any profit Bayern Munich makes from the sales of Sane in the future.

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Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane

While confirming that he has joined the biggest club in his home country, Sane said: “FC Bayern is a great club with big goals – and these goals suit me as well. “I’m looking forward to the new challenge and can’t wait to train with the team. I know 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.”

Sane failed to extend his contract with Manchester City for two straight years of negotiations, just to join his dream club. According to reports, the 24-year-old left-winger would earn about £20m per year at Bayern Munich, which is double of what he has been earning at City.

The pacing winger took to Instagram earlier this morning, Friday, 3 June 2020, to share a picture showing when he signed the contract papers. He the caption, he wrote: “Hello Munich”, in German.

Leroy Sane Time with Manchester City

While at Manchester City, Leroy Sane played 135 matches in all competitions, scoring 39 goals. Within four years at the club, the German youngster won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup and two Community Shield. He also won PFA Young Player of the year in 2017-2018 season and Premier League player of the month in October 2017.

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Bayern Munich board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic said: “We’re delighted Leroy is to be a Bayern player.

“Leroy is a difference-maker and will strengthen our team with his quality. With Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Leroy, we’re now even better equipped at a very high level in the wide positions that are important for our game.”

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