Manchester City has signed German winger Leroy Sane for £37 million from Schalke. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the club.
Sane scored eight goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season for Schalke, and was awarded with a spot in Germany’s squad for Euro 2016. Sane revealed that one of the reasons why he chose City, was new manager Pep Guardiola.
“I feel really good, I’m happy to be here and happy that it has all worked out,” Sane told mcfc.co.uk. “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.”
Guardiola had a lot of good things to say about the latest addition to his squad.
“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.”