Bayern Munich unveiled Leroy Sane after completing £54.8m transfer from move Manchester City to Bundesliga Champions.

The 24-year-old Germany international passed the second part of his medical on Thursday morning before signing a five-year contract with the Bavarian on Friday after four years spell at Etihad Stadium.

Sane has, however, worked his way back to full fitness and will now be returning to his homeland to open the next chapter in his career.

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He has told Bayern’s official website: “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 Under-21 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.”

Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on acquiring the services of a top target: “We’re very happy to welcome Leroy Sane to FC Bayern.

“He is an outstanding player who has proven his qualities over the past few years, especially in the national team.

“Our goal is to gather the best German players at FC Bayern and the signing of Leroy emphasises this goal. I would like to congratulate Hasan Salihamidzic on successfully concluding the transfer.”

Salihamidzic added: “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.

“I would like to thank Manchester City for trusting and constructive negotiations. I would also like to thank our president and chairman of the supervisory board, Herbert Hainer, who supported us with this transfer right from the start under the difficult circumstances of coronavirus.”

Sane spent four years at the Etihad, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups and two Community Shields.

In total, he made 135 appearances for City across all competitions, scoring 39 goals and assisting 45.

 

 

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