Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel today rubbished SPORT’s big claim that Manchester City have already signed Leroy Sané. Speaking to BILD, Heidel said “nothing has changed” with Sané.
In Spain, they disagree. Marca is the latest newspaper to declare with certainty that the 20-year-old will be a City player sooner rather than later.
According to the Spanish national newspaper, Sané is ‘about to become the new player of Manchester City’. They are unsure on the fee, but it is likely to be somewhere close to Schalke’s £40 million valuation of a player considered one of Europe’s best emerging young talents.
Sané was closely monitored by Real Madrid, who Marca say came close to signing him in the January transfer window, but that deal failed to materialise. Now, they are sure that Sané will instead play for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.