Sane joins Bundesliga champions on five-year deal
Last Updated: 03/07/20 8:16am
Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8m transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich.
The Germany international passed the second part of his medical on Thursday morning, before returning to Bayern’s training centre to finalise his move.
Bayern apologised to Manchester City following the publication of photographs showing Sane as their player, before the transfer has been officially announced, but the 24-year-old has now signed a five-year contract.
The Bundesliga champions will pay an initial fee of £44.7m (€49m) with a series of performance and trophy-related add-ons.
City will also take 10 per cent of any profit made by the German club should they sell Sane in the future.
He had continually been linked with a move back to his homeland, which has seen City give up almost any hope of negotiating a new contract after nearly two years of talks.
It is believed the winger will double the wages he was being offered by City to stay at the club with Bayern set to pay the player around £20m per year.
Sane, who joined City from Schalke for £37m in 2016, missed the majority of this season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which he suffered in the Community Shield win over Liverpool in August.
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He made his return last month in Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Burnley, which may be the last of his 135 appearances for the club.
Sane has scored 39 goals for City and won two Premier League titles, two Carabao Cups and one FA Cup.
“We wish him all the best, big thanks for our years together,” said City boss Pep Guardiola on Wednesday.
“We wish him all the best in his new chapter at a fantastic club.”
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