Schalke had to sell Sane - Heidel

Sporting director Christian Heidel has claimed Schalke had no other option but to sell Leroy Sane to Manchester City after the Germany international filed a transfer request.

The 20-year-old left Gelsenkirchen to join the Premier League side for a fee believed to be £37 million, potentially rising to £46m, but Schalke would have preferred to hold on to the promising attacking midfielder for at least one more season.

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