The young German National,Leroy Sane has joined Manchester City from his previous Bundesliga club Schalke FC for a reported transfer fee of £37m + added clauses and benefits.
The player has signed a 5-year deal with the club, wearing the shirt number 19. This was last worn by Karim Rekik, former Manchester City defender.
This signing makes Leroy Sane the fourth player under Pep Guardiola’s new team, following the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito and Oleksandr Zinchenko. It is understood that Pep Guardiola would be looking to seal four more signings in the coming week, taking the total toll to 8 players, and taking the total transfer market expenditure closer to the £150m mark.
The additional clauses supposedly include various conditions like “Winning the champions league, Player winning the Ballon d’ Or and selling the same player for a net profit.”
“He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.”, said new City manager, Pep Guardiola. He added- “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.
“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.”
Leroy Sane is generally played on the right wing/flank, due to his amazing speed and consummate vision. He also has a keen eye for goal-scoring chances and can easily be employed in any of the forward positions.
The player helped the German National team reach the semifinals of the most recent edition of the Euros. He scored 8 goals in 33 games for Schalke last season, paving a path for the club to achieve fifth position in the league.
The player himself believes Pep Guardiola can take his talent to the next level.
He said- ” 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.”