Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8 million transfer from Manchester city to Bayern Munich.
On Thursday morning, the German international passed the second part of a medical before returning to Bayern’s training center to complete his transition.
Bayern have apologised to Manchester city after publishing photos showing Sane as their player, even before the official transfer announcement, but the 24-year-old has now signed a five-year contract.
The Bundesliga Champions will pay an initial fee of £44.7 million (€49 million) with a series of additions related to performances and trophies.
City will also receive 10 percent of any profit made by the German club if they sell Sane in the future.
“FC Bayern is a great club with big goals, and these goals suit me too,” Sane said. “I’m looking forward to the new challenge and can’t wait to train with the team.
“I know Hansi flick from the U-21 team, we had a very good relationship there.
“I want to win as many trophies as possible with Bayern, and the Champions League is the main priority.”
Sun was constantly linked with a move to his homeland, which led to the fact that after almost two years of negotiations, city almost lost all hope of agreeing a new contract.
It is believed that the winger will double the salary that city offered him to stay at the club, while Bayern will pay the player about 20 million pounds a year.
Sane has scored 39 goals in 135 games for Manchester city
Bayern’s Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic said: “We are very happy that Leroy will become a Bayern player.
“Leroy is a person who makes a difference and will strengthen our team with his quality. With Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Leroy, we are now even better equipped at a very high level in the wide positions that are important to our game.
“I would like to thank Manchester city for their trusting and constructive talks.”
Sane, who joined city from Schalke for £ 37 million in 2016, has missed most of this season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament that he suffered in August’s Community shield win over Liverpool.
He returned last month in Manchester city’s 5-0 win over Burnley, the last of his 135 appearances for the club.
Sane scored 39 goals for city and won two Premier League titles, two Carabao cups, one FA Cup and two community shields.
“We wish Leroy all the best in this new Chapter of his career,” said city Manager Pep Guardiola.
“Leroy was part of one of the most special periods in the history of this club and he leaves with the best wishes from everyone here at Manchester city.”