Leroy Sané Reveals Hansi Flick's Role in Bayern Munich Move & Outlines 'Dream' Objective

Leroy Sane is a Bayern Munich player at last
Leroy Sane is a Bayern Munich player at last | fcbayern.com

At long, long last, Leroy Sané is a Bayern Munich player.

After a year of speculation surrounding a potential move, Bayern reached an agreement with Manchester City over an initial €49m deal late last month, and were able to announce the deal on Thursday.

With the transfer window now open, Sané leaves City immediately and has been pictured all over his new club's social media channels in his new colours.

He's also given an interview to the Bayern website, in which he discusses the role manager Hansi Flick - who worked with Sané previously in the Germany youth setup - played in getting the deal over the line.

"The talks we had from the beginning were very good. The whole plan they proposed convinced me to sign," Sané said. "FC Bayern is of course a very large club and has big goals. And the goals also fit for me, which is why this was the only choice for me."

He went on: "I know Hansi from the Germany U21 team. We had a very good relationship there. And, since I already knew him, as soon as we'd spoken to each other, I knew what to expect. I think we've all seen and everyone knows how the team has changed.

"I think he handled it very well, the way he turned the mood around, all in a positive way. And that's why I think this is going to be a very good time."

It's a move Sané hopes will allow him to fulfil a career-long ambition of winning the Champions League, something which has evaded him thus far in his fledgling career. It's unlikely he will be able to play a part in the remainder of Bayern's 2019/20 European campaign, but is hungry to play his part thereafter.

"For me, the goals are actually quite clearly to win as many trophies as possible, and the Champions League is of course right at the top," he said.

"I haven't won it yet and I think everyone dreams of the Champions League. And that's why it is of course a big goal."

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