Leroy Sane signs five-year deal at Bayern

Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane is joining a fantastic club. IMAGE COURTESY

Pep Guardiola has wished Leroy Sane well as the Manchester City winger closes in on a £54.8m move to Bayern Munich.

The Germany international is set to sign a five-year deal with the Bundesliga champions, who will pay an initial fee of £44.7m (€49m) with a series of performance and trophy-related add-ons.

Sane, 24, has continually been linked with a move back to his homeland, which has seen City give up almost any hope of negotiating a new contract after nearly two years of talks.

Guardiola said: “There are still some little issues but it looks like he’s going to go to Munich. We wish him all the best, big thanks for our years together. We wish him all the best in his new chapter at a fantastic club.

“Is it disappointing? He wants to leave. Everyone has their own life. He deserves to move on. I’d love him to stay here but he decided to move on because he believes he will be happier [in Munich].”