Berlin, Jul 3 (efe-epa).- Germany winger Leroy Sané has penned a contract with Bayern Munich following a move from Manchester City.
The new deal, reportedly worth around 50 million euros ($56m), will see the 24-year-old remain at the Bundesliga-winning until 2025.
In an interview with the club’s in-house media, Sané discussed what made him come to Bayern.
“The talks we had from the beginning were very good. The whole plan they proposed convinced me to sign. FC Bayern is of course a very large club and has big goals. And the goals also fit for me, which is why this was the only choice for me,” he said.
“Everyone is very hungry. So, I’m looking forward to it all and can’t wait to train with the team,” he added.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We’re very happy to welcome Leroy Sané to FC Bayern. He is an outstanding player who has proven his qualities over the past few years, especially in the national team.
Oliver Khan, former goalkeeper and now club board member said: We’re all delighted we’ve been able to secure Leroy’s signature for FC Bayern Munich. His qualities as a player are undisputed. His speed, his technical quality and his scoring threat make him an absolute top player.”
Sané’s last season at Manchester City was blighted by a cruciate ligament injury and manager Pep Guardiola informed the press later in the year that the German international had decided to leave the English club.
“We wish Leroy all the best in this new chapter of his career,” Guardiola said in a statement 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.”