Following Leroy Sané’s €43 million move from Schalke to Manchester City, sporting director Christian Heidel told German media outlet Bild that the Bundesliga club had no option but to sell their star player.
“We’ve lost a huge talent, who is very clear in his head and with whom I had many a pleasant conversation with,” Heidel Bild. “But he wanted to go and for Schalke it was better, at the end of the day, that he went.
“Of course, I am sorry to see him go, but my task was to generate as much money as possible. That doesn’t mean, however, that anyone who comes to me and expresses a wish to leave can also go.”