Bayern Munich have completed the signing of German international winger Leroy Sane from Manchester City in a deal that could be worth more than 560 million euros.
Sane, 24, has signed a deal with the Bundesliga champions until 2025, returning to the league where he made his breakthrough with Schalke 04.
“FC Bayern is a great club with big goals -- and these goals suit me as well," Sane said. "I'm looking forward to the new challenge and can't wait to train with the team.
"I know [the coach] Hansi Flick from the U21 national team, we had a very good relationship there. I want to win as many trophies as possible with FC Bayern, and the Champions League is the top priority.”
Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016 and has since made 135 appearances for Pep Guardiola's side. However, he has missed the majority of this season through injury.
He had just one year to run on his contract at the Etihad Stadium and made it clear he would not renew, forcing the Premier League side to negotiate with Bayern.
“We’re very happy to welcome Sane to Bayern," the club's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "He is an outstanding player who has proven his qualities over the past few years, especially in the national team.
"Our goal is to gather the best German players at Bayern and the signing of Leroy emphasises this goal. I would like to congratulate Hasan Salihamidžić on successfully concluding the transfer.”