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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City sign Schalke winger Sane

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 2 Aug 2016

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Germany international Leroy Sane from Schalke on a five-year deal.

The 20-year-old, who has cost City a reported £37million, came through the ranks at Schalke and had developed into a key figure at the Veltins Arena since making his first-team debut in April 2014.

On the move, he said: “I feel really good, I’m happy to be here and happy that it has all worked out. Now I can settle here in Manchester and play for City.

“One of the reasons I decided to join City was Pep Guardiola; he convinced me to come here and that I can continue to progress. I know I will learn a lot under him and now I can take the next step in my career.

“I followed Pep at Barcelona and at Bayern where he achieved a lot and worked really well with young players.

“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.”

Coach Guardiola added: “He is a special talent, and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.

“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 with our squad.

“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. We are very happy he decided to join us.”

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