Exciting, intelligent and versatile winger
Technically gifted with pace to boot, Leroy Sane joined City in August 2016 as one of Europe’s hottest prospects.
Having attracted interest from the continent’s footballing giants, he chose Manchester as his preferred destination upon leaving Schalke.
It’s paid off both the Club and player alike, with Sane contributing 39 goals and 45 assists in 133 games as City have won two Premier Leagues, two Carabao Cups, an FA Cup and the Community Shield.
Comfortable on either wing, Sane rose through Schalke’s academy to their first-team in 2014, making his senior debut against VfB Stuttgart in April.
He blossomed, becoming a first-team regular and a player to watch in the Bundesliga.
As he continued to impress at senior level, he wrote his name into the history books in March 2015 with a stunning strike to edge Real Madrid in a memorable 4-3 win in the Champions League.
Born to a rhythmic gymnast champion and a former footballer, Sane was destined for sporting greatness. With dual French and German citizenship, he had the option to represent either country, eventually opting for his birth nation Germany.
Ironically, he made his first-team debut against France in November 2015 and was called up to the Euro 2016 side which reached the semi-final stage.
He followed in the footsteps of Ilkay Gundogan in making the move from Germany to Manchester and made debut away to Manchester United in September 2016 and his displays for City earned a PFA Young Player of the Year nomination.
A year and two trophies later and the exciting winger had won the PFA Young Player of the Year after an excellent second season in Manchester as Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
Leroy was also part of the City side won a penalty shootout against Chelsea to secure the 2019 Carabao Cup and added another Premier League and FA Cup winner's medal to his collection in May 2019.