Bayern Munich have agreed to buy the Manchester City winger Leroy Sané for about €45m (£40.9m) plus add-ons. The 24-year-old Germany international will sign a five-year deal with the Bundesliga champions.
The first add-ons are easily achievable and should see the fee rise quickly to €49m. There are then further achievement-based clauses, with City to receive potentially €60m in total.
Sané has wanted to return to Germany for some time and is due to travel to Munich for a medical. Assuming all goes well he will not return to City even though he cannot play for Bayern until next season.
City, who are understood to have a 10% sell-on clause, will consider this a good piece of business given Sané had a year left on his contract, recently refused to sign a new deal and Bayern had hoped to pay closer to £30m. Continue reading