It’s official! Leroy Sane is finally a Bayern Munich player. While he won’t be allowed to represent the Bavarians for the rest of the season (including the Champions League), the conclusion of the saga will come as a relief to fans and players alike. After wrangling with Manchester City for almost a year, the bosses finally have their man.
After completing the second phase of his medical checkup at the Barmherzige Bruder Hospital in Munich yesterday, Sane arrived at the Sabener Strasse to meet with the bosses.
10:48 a.m. : @LeroySane19 drives up again at Säbener Straße! Medical check completed. Now appointment with the @FCBayern Bosses! #FCB
He had a meeting and simply left the grounds afterwards. This caused no insignificant amount of frustration for the fanbase, who were expecting an immediate announcement. The official announcement of the transfer finally came in today, courtesy of the club’s twitter account.
Doesn’t he look wonderful? Red is a good color on him, it suits him better than blue. Shame he was in Manchester for so long, but now he's finally at the right club.
Speaking about the transfer, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said, “We’re delighted Leroy is to be a Bayern player. Leroy is a difference-maker and will strengthen our team with his quality. With Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy, we’re now even better equipped at a very high level in the wide positions that are important for our game. I would like to thank Manchester City for the trusting and constructive negotiations. I would also like to thank our president and chairman of the supervisory board, Herbert Hainer, who supported us with this transfer right from the start under the difficult circumstances of coronavirus.”
We’ll have more reactions as they come out!
Looks like Bild were right for a change. Sane seems to have been given the #10.
Leroy Sané's shirt with the number 10 for sale on the FC Bayern online store. pic.twitter.com/XZRrIhOmBo— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 3, 2020
We have a statement on Bayern about Sane’s kit number. He’ll wear the #10, but out of respect for Philippe Coutinho, he chose to take his signing pictures without the number.
Adidas has already hopped on the Sane bandwagon.