Leroy Sane finally reveals why he decided to get his bizarre Manchester City back tattoo

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In the modern day of football, tattoos have become a huge thing for players.

Nearly every superstar is covered head to toe in ink, with Cristiano Ronaldo perhaps one of the only high-profile names not to have one piece of art on his skin.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are literally covered, but at least some of their work is tasteful.

Sadly, the same thing cannot be said for Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane, with the young German winger revealing a true monstrosity at the end of last season.

The former Schalke man actually has a picture of himself across his entire back, with the image being him celebrating a goal he scored against Monaco in the Champions League last season.

What makes it even more bizarre is that City were actually eliminated by the Ligue 1 side in the last-16, with Pep Guardiola's side surrendering a two goal lead after a brilliant 5-3 victory at the Etihad.


But, what possessed him to get such a bizarre tattoo? Well, there is method to the madness, as Sane reveals that playing football at the highest level was his inspiration.


“It is the goal against Monaco. It is just a kit, not Germany or Manchester City, or any other team," he said.

“It was very painful – I don't know how many hours I spent but I split it over four days.

“I have some things that are important for me personally, so that's why I decided to do it.

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“It wasn't that particular goal, just that when I was young I always wanted to play in the Champions League – for me it was one of the biggest stages to play football, against big teams with big players.

“Everyone watched these games and that's why.

“It's also the pose in which I often celebrate my goals, that's why I chose that picture.”


Amazingly, the lightning-quick winger may not have got his last enormous art piece, saying that winning a major trophy could prove to be yet more inspiration.

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When asked if it will be his last, Sane said: “I don't know what it will be, but I will do a tattoo if I win Champions League, Premier League or World Cup.

“I'm not sure what feelings I will have if I win a trophy – we will see.”

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