Leroy Sané has today arrived in Manchester ahead of his big move from Schalke to Manchester City, Sky Deutschland journalist Dirk g. Schlarmann has confirmed on Twitter.
— Dirk g. Schlarmann (@Sky_Dirk) July 30, 2016
Schlarmann revealed that 20-year-old Sané said his goodbyes to Schalke teammates this morning, before boarding a flight to Manchester.
It was revealed last night by BILD that City had only to nod their head for a deal worth an initial £31.2m, rising to £46.5m, to be completed.
This new information would suggest City agreed to Schalke’s revised proposal and have now flown in the young winger ahead of a medical and contract signing.
City first moved for Sané in January, but were unable to close a deal for the player in the winter transfer window. They now look to have seen off competition from Bayern Munich for a youngster Pep Guardiola was full of praise of even before taking over at City. Pep said back in November, “Sané is a huge talent and I can only congratulate Germany to have a talent like him.”
Only official confirmation seems to stand in the way of Leroy Sané finally joining Manchester City after a drawn out saga. Elite young players are flocking to the Etihad to work with the world’s best manager, with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Marlos Moreno already in the bag, Sané imminent, and Gabriel Jesus on the verge of joining them.
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