Sadio Mane: Bayern Munich confirm signing of Liverpool star in £35.1m transfer
Sadio Mane has completed his £35.1 million transfer from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.
The star attacker arrived in Bavaria on a private jet from Mallorca on Tuesday with his adviser Bjorn Bezemer and then went to Barmherzige Bruder hospital to receive his medical treatment.
Mane has now signed a three-year contract worth £250,000 a week at the Allianz Arena, ending his six-year stay on Merseyside.
Bayern Munich have signed Sadio Mane of Liverpool and he has signed a three-year deal
Mane has put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth £250,000 a week at the Allianz Arena
Mane posted with Bayern CEO Oliver Khan (L) and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić (R)
Senegalese star leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side after six successful years on Merseyside
The Senegalese star, who arrived from Southampton at Anfield in 2016 for £34 million, played his last game for the Reds in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Mane hinted before that match in Paris that his future may not lie at Anfield and then confirmed his intention to leave less than 24 hours after the whistle.
In his farewell interview with LiverpoolMane said: “Of course it is strange – really, very strange – not to be a Liverpool player after six years at Anfield.
“But of course I had a great time, an incredible time, and since my first day I have really enjoyed training and playing, especially at Anfield and for these great supporters. Now it’s over, so what can you say?
“I think whoever leaves Liverpool, with those supporters you will always miss them because until now” [they are] the best in the world and i’ve always said it.
“I think playing at Anfield always gives you so much power because of the fans. So I’m definitely going to miss you, but anyway, I love you.
“I would love to come back to Anfield one day to say hello to them and of course to watch Liverpool play because for me I will be Liverpool’s number 1 fan – after the supporters!”
Mané won the 2019 Champions League with Liverpool and the Premier League a year later
Mane won six major trophies over six years on Merseyside, claiming every major club honor and scoring a total of 120 goals in 269 appearances for the club.
This season, Mané has scored 23 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions in a campaign that also saw him win the Africa Cup of Nations with his country.
His first trophy came in 2019 with the Champions League with the Premier League, a season later.
He completed his English trophies set by winning the League Cup and FA Cup this year, while also being part of the team that won the 2019 UEFA Super Cup and the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool were initially reluctant to sell Mane, who has been instrumental in Liverpool’s transformation under Jurgen Klopp.
However, in completing an £85m deal for Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, the Reds appear to have landed a ready-made replacement.
Mané wins the UEFA Super Cup in 2019 – a game against Chelsea in which he scored two goals
But with a year left on his current contract – a similar position Liverpool find themselves in with talisman striker Mohamed Salah – they probably understood that this would be their last chance to get significant compensation for the player.
After Liverpool had already turned down two offers, including what were perceived as unrealistic bonuses, Liverpool finally agreed to pay £27.4million with an additional £5.1million based on appearances and £2.6million based on appearances. individual and team performance.
Mane had said on the press day ahead of the Champions League final that he would give “a very good answer” about his future after the game against Madrid, but declined to talk about it as his focus was on Paris.
However, Mane failed to make it through the mixed zone in the early hours of Sunday morning after the Reds defeat and Liverpool officials were surprised by reports that he has made up his mind about what his next move will be.
Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann has his man, with Mane signing a three-year contract
Ironically, Madrid were always eager to sign Mane when Zinedine Zidane was manager, but Liverpool always resisted interest and rewarded him with a new contract in 2019, but that deal expired in June.
Barcelona have also been linked with Mane, but the timing of Bayern’s ties to Liverpool’s No.10 has always seemed important and with doubts as to whether Robert Lewandowski will remain in Bavaria, they believe the former Red Bull Salzburg forward would be an excellent asset .
Pre-final, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard urged Mane to stay at the club, saying: “[Mohamed] Salah has already said he will be here next year, I know there is some noise around Mane.
“But why would you want to leave this Liverpool team? Because you know they will be competitive at the end of the season.”