Manchester City have completed the signing of midfielder Leroy Sane on a five-year-deal from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in a reported £37million deal.
The 20-year-old revealed the chance to work with former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was a major reason for his decision to move to the Citizens.
“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,” he told the club’s website.
“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 German international has been handed the number 19 jersey by his new team with Guardiola praising the winger’s potential at his official unveiling.
“He is a special talent, and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching,” the manager added.
“He has great technical ability, is comfortable on the ball and there is much to admire about the way he plays football. He is fast, enjoys creating chances for others, works hard for the team and scores goals, too. He also has a very positive attitude and will fit in well with our squad.
“At 20, he is still developing as a player but he is already a member of the German national side and I think he will be a fantastic asset to our Club. We are very happy he decided to join us.”