Leroy Sane

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19
Nationality
ger Germany
Position
Midfielder
Height
1.84
Current Team
Competitions
Premier League
Birthday
1986-01-11

Leroy Sane

Leroy Aziz Sané born 11 January 1996 is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for Manchester City and the Germany national team.

Schalke 04

On 21 March 2014, Sané signed a three-year professional contract with Schalke 04 running until 30 June 2017. Sané made his Bundesliga debut on 20 April 2014 in a match against VfB Stuttgart. He replaced Max Meyer after 77 minutes in a 3–1 away defeat.

Manchester City

On 2 August 2016, Sané joined Manchester City, signing a five-year deal for a reported £37 million, with performance-related add-ons potentially making the fee £46.5 million. He made his debut in a 1–2 win, in the Manchester derby, on 10 September. His first goal for City came in a 2–1 win against Arsenal at home in the Premier League. Following a spell out injured, Sané returned against Tottenham and scored in a 2–2 draw at the Etihad. In the following match, he scored for the third consecutive game as City won 3–0 away at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

On 13 April 2017, Sané was named as one of six players shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

In July 2017, Sané revealed that he believed his debut season at City had been limited by his inability to breathe through his nose. He stated that he suffered particularly during matches, with his constantly blocked nose hampering his performance and causing him intense frustration. He opted to have corrective surgery during the off-season break. Although this caused him to miss that year’s FIFA Confederations Cup, Sané stated that his chronic nasal congestion was becoming increasingly unbearable for him, and that he wished to go into the next season feeling happy and healthy.

2017–18 season

On 9 September 2017, Sané scored his first two goals of the 2017–18 season in Manchester City’s 5–0 win against Liverpool at the City of Manchester Stadium. He scored his third goal of the season against Crystal Palace in their second 5–0 victory of the season.

Due to his excellent performances in October, scoring and assisting once in each of his three games, he has earnt the Premier League Player of the Month award.