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Guardiola hails Sane impact

Pep Guardiola hailed the impact of Leroy Sane after the German’s sparking display from the bench during City’s impressive 4-1 Premier League Asia Trophy success over West Ham in Nanjing.

The German winger came on as a second half substitute in our Asia Tour opener and immediately caught the eye with his work-rate, potent attacking threat and vision, with the 23-year old producing a superb assist for one of Raheem Sterling’s brace of goals.

And afterwards the City manager was keen to praise Sane’s display and again reiterated he was keen to see the player further his development and extend his stay at the Club.

"He's a great player with incredible quality,” said Guardiola.

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“I want people to want to stay here - the Club is there so the desire to have him is always there.

"The club made him an offer for the past year.

"I have said many times that we want people to be happy here and we want to help him to reach his potential.”

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Guardiola reveals Kompany contact

ALL SMILES: Pep Guardiola heads out to training in China.

Pep Guardiola is in regular conversation with Vincent Kompany as he begins his coaching career with Anderlecht.

The City boss reiterated his praise for his former captain ahead of the first game of 2019's pre-season schedule.

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Rodri and Doyle make City debuts in Nanjing

RODRI: Our new signing makes his first City start

Spanish midfielder Rodri will make his first start in a City shirt this evening as City’s preseason tour of Asia gets under way against West Ham United in Nanjing.

Team news and tactics ahead of our friendly in Nanjing...

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