German international Leroy Sane has told Manchester City he does not want to extend his contract, as confirmed by the Premier League team’s manager Pep Guardiola on Friday.
Sane, 24, joined City from Schalke in 2016 on a five-year contract. He has scored 39 goals in 134 appearances and was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2018 after he helped City to a historic 100-point title win.
The winger missed the majority of the current season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the Community Shield last August.
“Leroy said he doesn’t want to extend his contract,” revealed Guardiola during his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday’s game against Burnley. The manager said the club has offered the winger a contract extension two or three times, but they were all rejected by the German.
“It means he wants to leave. So that will happen this summer or at the end of his contract,” said Guardiola, who admitted that he was really disappointed.
“When we make an offer to a player it’s because we want him. He has a special quality that is difficult to find.
“We respect him. He is a nice guy, a special player and I love him so much. I have nothing against him, but he wants another adventure.
“We will help him until the last day he is here.”
City defeated Arsenal 3-0 on Wednesday as the Premier League restarted after being suspended for more than three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak.