Bundesliga club FC Schalke have agreed to sell hotshot Leroy Sane to Manchester City for an initial fee of around £31.2 million, according to the Daily Mail.
Leroy Sané's 2015/16 Bundesliga season by numbers:
28 chances created
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Sane has played only one full season in the Bundesliga, having made his breakthrough at Schalke last year. This was a worry for City, as they did not want to pay over the odds for a relatively untested, raw youngster, despite his obvious potential.
The German club initially slapped a £50 million price tag on the young starlet,but will hope to strike a deal with City for a fee that could rise to up to £46.5 due to add-ons.
Sane has stated his desire to join the Guardiola era at Manchester City on several occasions, and was not seen at Schalke’s Gelsenkirchen base. German media reported on Saturday that he has flown to Manchester in order to complete his medical ahead of his move to the Mancunian club.
Sane’s breakthrough season at Schalke last year caught the eye of several top clubs, but City looked to have secured his signature.
The German international made 33 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, 10 of which were as a sub. He made a decent impact for his side, scoring 8 goals as well as assisting 6 times.
His impressive form led to his first call up to the national team. He made his full debut for Germany in a shock 1-3 friendly loss to Slovakia, in which he played for the entire 90 minutes.