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Schalke chief Heidel on Sane: We had to sell to Man City to rescue him from...

Schalke chief Christian Heidel says they had to sell Leroy Sane last summer.

Sane made his Manchester City debut in Saturday's win at Manchester United.

Heidel explained: "We had promised Leroy he could leave. If it hadn't happened last summer, it would've happened the next.

"The price would've come down.

"Next year there would have been a large difference in the transfer fee because Leroy had an exit clause, and at every home game 60,000 fans would've known: The next year he is in Bavaria. And with each failed dribble it would have meant: his head is already in Munich."

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