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Talent Scout: Leroy Sane – World Soccer

In a Sentence

An attacking midfield virtuoso who has taken German soccer by storm this yr and was so electrifying that Nationalmanschaft coach Joachim Low handed him his first full cap in November’s pleasant towards France.

What They Say

Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter: “Even when he’s not having a very good day, and never particularly on the radar, he has the flexibility to determine a recreation at any time. A outstanding younger participant.”

Pep Guardiola: “He’s an amazing expertise. Congratulations, Germany.”

Joachim Low: “His performances this yr have been very spectacular. I like the way in which he goes about his enterprise. He’s very intelligent at transferring into area, he’s extremely fast, has the imaginative and prescient to create and scores quite a lot of targets himself. I see big potential in him.”

The Story so Far

The son of Regina Weber, an ex-German rhythmic gymnastic champion, and former Senegalese worldwide striker Souleyman Sane, he was born and raised within the Ruhr area of western Germany, enjoying within the schoolboy and junior ranks of Wattenscheid, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke.

He made his first-team debut for the latter in the direction of the top of the 2013-14 season and inside a yr was hitting the excessive notes within the Champions League, curling in an outstanding objective in a Four-Three loss to Actual Madrid final spring. Has a French passport – courtesy of his father rising up in Paris – however has at all times represented Germany, that includes for the under-19s, under-21s and now the seniors.

Germany: Sane bought into the nationwide German set-up from a younger age (Getty Photos)

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