Archive | August 2, 2016

Leroy Sane joins Manchester City….

Leroy Sane

Germany midfielder Leroy Sane has completed his move to Manchester City for a fee of £37m plus add-ons. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract after leaving Schalke. City manager Pep Guardiola said: “He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.” Sane, who helped Germany reach the semi-finals at Euro 2016, scored eight goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season as Schalke finished fifth. “He has great technical ability, is comfortable on the ball and there is much to admire about the way he plays football,” Guardiola added. “He is fast, enjoys creating chances for others, works hard for the team and scores goals too. He also has a very positive attitude and will fit in well. “At 20, he is still developing as a player but he is already a member of the German national side and I think he will be a fantastic asset to our club.” Sane said one of the reasons for joining City was to work with Guardiola. “I think he can make me a more complete player,” said Sane. “I think I will need a bit of time to start with because it’s another league and there’s a different style of play, but I think I can adapt very quickly.”

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Alex Song joins Rubin Kazan on a permanent deal….

Alex Song

Russian club Rubin Kazan have signed Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a free transfer. The 28-year-old former Cameroon player had been expected to join Rubin on loan but has signed a permanent deal after terminating his Barca deal. Song, who left Arsenal to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona in 2012, made 65 appearances for the Catalan club and scored one goal. He had spent the last two seasons on loan at Premier League side West Ham.