Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has thanked Leroy Sane for his contribution to the club as the forward edges closer to a move to Bayern Munich.
Sane has long been linked with the Bundesliga champions and it was reported on Tuesday that a deal to take him to the Allianz Arena had been agreed.
When questioned about the 24-year-old's future, Guardiola confirmed that the German would likely be departing the club imminently.
"It looks like (he is leaving). It’s not done. There are still some little issues, but it looks like he’s going to Munich," Guardiola was quoted as saying by the club's Twitter account.
"We wish him all the best and we say a big big thanks to all our years together. We wish him well at a fantastic club."
Sane departs City as a two Premier League and League Cup winner and he also picked up an FA Cup medal in 2019. 90min first reported that he was open to a move to Bayern back in July 2019 and his interest has not wavered since.
Die Roten are understood to be paying around €60m for the forward, €49m of which will be paid up front and the rest coming in add-ons.
As well as addressing Sane's future, Guardiola also previewed his side's game against Liverpool on Thursday. The Reds secured their first top flight title in 30 years last week and the Spaniard was in a reflective mood, after relinquishing the Premier League crown to Jurgen Klopp's side.
"In sport you have to prove every time. We are satisfied with what we are doing but athletes are never enough," he mused.
"Past is the past. What we have done remains in our soul and memories.
"Now we must go on, it's a new chapter in our lives and you have to live it."
Source : 90min