Leroy Sane handed Coutinho's number 10 shirt at Bayern Munich
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Leroy Sane handed Coutinho's number 10 shirt at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich's new signing Leroy Sane has been handed the number 10 shirt. 

The winger was officially presented on Friday morning after the German side and Manchester City completed the transfer, three days after reaching an agreement over the player's fees. 

The number 10 shirt currently belongs to Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at the German club from Barcelona. 

The Brazilian is expected to leave at the end of the current season after Bayern turned down the chance to turn the loan deal into a permanent one. 

A statement on the club's website read;

"Out of respect for Philippe Coutinho, who is the current number 10 and could play in the upcoming DFB Cup final in Berlin and any games in the UEFA Champions League in August, Sané decided not to use the number in his photos on Thursday,"

Sane though is not expected to feature for the Bavarians in their remaining matches, including the Champions League, which will be played in August. 

The 24-year-old scored 39 goals in 135 appearances in all competitions for City since joining from Schalke for £37m in 2016.

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