Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that winger Leroy Sane will be trading the Citizens for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The Spaniard revealed that although he would have loved to see Sane remain in Manchester, he is confident that the talented attacker will go on to achieve great things at Bayern.
“It looks like it but it is not already done. There are some little issues but it looks like he is going to go to Munich. We wish him all the best and big thanks for our years together.”
“He will have another chapter at a fantastic club in Bayern Munich. He wanted to leave. Everyone has their own life and he decided to move on. I would have loved for him to stay but he believed he would be better and happier there.” He further stated
City was eager to tie Sane down to fresh terms as he entered the final year of his current deal, but Bayern offered him a far more lucrative wage packet at the Allianz Arena.
According to reports to Bayern have agreed to sign Sane from City for a fee of €49m (£44.7m), which could rise to €60m (£54.8m) with add ons and the 24-year-old is expected to commit to a 5-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.
The Bayern-bound winger moved to the Etihad from Schalke in 2016, becoming one of the first major signings of Guardiola’s reign.
He would go on to contribute 39 goals and 45 assists in 135 appearances for the Citizens while getting his hands on two Premier League titles, two Carabao Cups and one FA Cup.
By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com