Manchester City have confirmed the signing of German youngster Leroy Sane from Schalke 04.
The deal is thought to be worth around £38 million.
“Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke 04,” the Premier League club announced on their official website on Tuesday.
“The German international becomes our fifth signing of summer 2016 and will wear the No.19 shirt.
“Sane has signed a five-year deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2021.
Sane, 20, told ManCity.com: “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.”
The City website describes Sane as “a fast and technically astute forward-thinking player who can line up on either wing, as a no.10 or as a false nine.”
Sane is expected to give Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho some competition for first team opportunities.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN