Winger joins Manchester City on five year contract

Winger Leroy Sane has joined Manchester City from German side Schalke 04 on a five-year deal, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

No financial details of the deal were disclosed, but British media reported that City had paid STG37 million ($A64.75 million) for the 20-year-old, who is the club’s fifth signing of the off-season.

Sane scored eight goals and made six assists for Schalke last season as the club finished fifth in the Bundesliga standings.

“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,” Sane told the club’s website.

Manager Pep Guardiola, who spent the past three seasons at German champions Bayern Munich before taking over at City in July, said Sane was a welcome addition to the squad.

“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,” Guardiola said.

“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.”

Sane was also part of Joachim Loew’s German team for the 2016 European Championship, where he made a late substitute appearance in their 2-0 semi-final defeat last month to France.

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