Manchester City fans compare Sane to Martial as move edges closer

Leroy Sane

City fans have taken to Twitter to back Sane for success in the Premier League ahead of the forward's proposed move to the Etihad.

Leroy SaneSane is set to join Manchester City

Schalke playmaker Leroy Sane appears to be edging closer to a move Manchester City this summer, with German newspaper Bild claiming on Wednesday evening that the 20-year-old had already agreed personal terms at the Etihad ahead of a £42 million move.

If completed, Sane would be Pep Guardiola's fifth signing of the summer, although there is likely to be plenty of expectation surrounding the young forward, who was part of Germany's recent Euro 2016 campaign.

- Germany's Leroy Sane and France's Patrice Evra in actionThe playmaker was part of Germany's Euro 2016 campaign

But given the response on social media, many Manchester City fans are unfazed by the German's large price tag, backing him as a potentially sound investment for the future.



Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is presented to the fansGuardiola is keen to make an impression at Manchester City

However, despite his relatively young age, Sane has already gained a solid reputation in European football, with City fans largely confident that he has the qualities needed to slot into their current side.




Other fans were quick to point out the similarities between Sane and Manchester United's Anthony Martial, who enjoyed a breakout season at Old Trafford following a £36 million move from Monaco.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial has a shot at goalMartial enjoyed a strong first season for Manchester United

And City supporters appear confident that their latest recruit can replicate the success of the Frenchman, who faced Sane during France's 2-0 semi-final win over Germany at Euro 2016.





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