Leroy Sané completed his transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich and joined the German Champions with an initial deal worth € 45 million (£40.9 million) plus additional products.
Details about the transfer
Following the deal between the two teams, Sané reached a five-year arrangement with Bayern to increase to €49 million (£44.1 m). The gross sale volume is projected to be €60 million (€54.1 million), including all extra payments.
On Thursday morning, before he returned to Bayern’s training center for his transfer, Germany, he passed the second portion of its medicals.
Before the moves were confirmed publicly, Bayern apologized for Manchester City after publicizing photos that revealed Sane as their player, but the 24-year-old has now signed a 5-year deal.
Sane was continuously linked to return to his home country whereby, after nearly two years of talks, City gave up almost every hope of negotiating a new agreement.
The winger is expected to receive an increase of the wage that City promised him if he was to remain at the club. Bayern Munich will pay the winger about 20 million pounds annually.
Speaking to the official website of the team, the 24-year-old said that Bayern is a wonderful team with huge ambitions. He said that these ambitions make it the right place for him to be as he looks forward to the next opportunity and can’t wait for the team’s preparation.
“I know [the Bayern manager] Hansi Flick from the [German] under-21 national team, we had an excellent relationship there. I want to win as many trophies as possible with Bayern, and the Champions League is the top priority.” He said.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of Bavaria, said that the team is delighted to welcome Leroy Sane to FC Bayern. He also expressed his delight over the player’s prowess.
According to Rummenigge, Sane is an outstanding athlete, who over the last few years, particularly in the national team, has shown his quality.
He added that their mission is to pull together FC Bayern ‘s best German players, and the signing of Leroy highlights this. He also congratulated sporting director, Mr. Hasan Salihamidzic, for having completed the transfer successfully.
Salihamidzic said that it is a joy for Bayern to make Leroy their latest signing. According to him, Leroy is a player of influence, and his success will improve our squad.
He also added that the team is now even better equipped in the wide ranges that are important to their game, with Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy.
For the constructive and trustful negotiations, he offered a lot of gratitude to Manchester City. He also appreciated the efforts of the chairman and supervisory officer, Herbert Hainer, who, in the complicated circumstances of coronavirus, helped them in this transition from the start.
Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, also praised the star for his relentlessness on the field of play, suggesting that Leroy has played in one of the most remarkable times in the history of this team, leaving Manchester City with all the greatest wishes.
Sane’s Manchester City Career
He joined City from Schalke in 2016 for £ 27 million. He missed most of this season with a ripped anterior cruciate ligament injury he got during Manchester City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool in August.
After the 2016 transfer from Schalke, Sane made 135 appearances for City, with 39 goals and 45 assists.
He also helped the Blues in winning two titles in the Premier League, an FA Cup victory, and two cup wins. Impressive, right?
In a farewell message on Social Media, Sane highlighted his appreciation to the fans and shared some of his fondest memories.
“Thanks so much for the great time and all the support over the last four years.
“It has been an intense and fruitful time, which I surely won’t forget.
“We won many games, scored a ton of goals, broke a couple of records, and celebrated seven trophies together.
“Thanks to all the fans, to the staff and my team-mates! I will always remember this time with great joy and pride.
Sane saw injuries limit him in what was to be his final season at Etihad Stadium. He only had two active outings, and however, since the 2019-20 Bundesliga competition is already finished, he aims to get to a good start of the German champions next year.