Bayern Munich have agreed to buy Manchester City winger Leroy Sané for about €45m (£40.9m) plus add-ons, according to sports journalist Fabrizio Romano who disclosed the news on Tuesday June 30.
The 24-year-old Germany international will sign a five-year deal with the Bundesliga champions.
The first set of add-ons are easily achievable and should see the fee rise quickly to €49m. There are then more incentive-based clauses included in the deal with City set to receive €60m in total if they are all achieved.
Sané has wanted to return to Germany for some time and the clubs have finally agreed a deal that will go through at the end of the 2019-20 season.
Both are still in the Champions League, which will conclude on August 23, but the winger is not expected to play for City as the tournament resumes.
Pep Guardiola confirmed recently that Sané had turned down a new deal at Manchester City. “I’m so disappointed,” the manager said. “When we make an offer it’s because we want him; he’s got a special quality that is difficult to find.
“We tried before the injury [and] the surgery and after that and he rejected this offer. He has other wishes and I understand [but] we want players who want to commit and achieve our targets. I love him so much, he’s incredible, I’ve nothing against him – he wants another adventure.”
Sané joined City from Schalke 04 in 2016 and went on to win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups with the club. In total he has made 135 appearances for City, scoring 39 goals.
He suffered a torn ACL in the Community Shield game against Liverpool in August of last year and did not play again until the 5-0 win against Burnley on June 22. He will have a medical at Bayern in the next few days before completing the transfer.
Manchester City welcome newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday July 2, with rumours of City expecting to give Liverpool a guard of honour prior to kick-off.