Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8m transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich.
“Bayern is a very big club and has big goals – and these goals suit me as well. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and can’t wait to train with the team. I still know Hansi Flick from the U21 national team, we had a very good relationship there.” said Sane.
“We’re all delighted we’ve been able to secure Leroy’s signature for Bayern. His qualities as a player are undisputed. His speed, his technical quality and his scoring threat make him an absolute top player.
“He also fits very well into our team as a person and as a character. Our goal is to have a spine on the pitch from the goalkeeper to the forwards & Leroy is an important component in this.” said Kahn.
The Germany international passed the second part of his medical on Thursday morning, before returning to Bayern’s training centre to finalise his move.
Bayern apologised to Manchester City following the publication of photographs showing Sane as their player, before the transfer has been officially announced, but the 24-year-old has now signed a five-year contract.
The Bundesliga champions will pay an initial fee of £44.7m (€49m) with a series of performance and trophy-related add-ons.
“We are happy that we can welcome Leroy Sane to Bayern. He is an excellent player who has proven his qualities over the past years. Our goal is to gather the best German players at FC Bayern and Leroy’s signing underscores this path.
“I would like to compliment Hasan Salihamidzic for the successful completion of the transfer,” said Rummenigge.
Man City will also take 10 per cent of any profit made by the German club should they sell Sane in the future.
He had continually been linked with a move back to his homeland, which has seen City give up almost any hope of negotiating a new contract after nearly two years of talks.
It is believed the winger will double the wages he was being offered by City to stay at the club with Bayern set to pay the player around £20m per year.