His mother was an Olympic bronze medalist in gymnastics from Germany while his father played football for Senegal. Sane has managed to neatly combine the two, becoming a Germany football international.
The right winger made his debut for Schalke 04, where he came up through the ranks, in 2014. His rise has been such that then Bayern coach Pep Guardiola praised his "great talent" ahead of the teams' meeting last November.
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