Bayern Munich are bringing within the Senegal striker from Liverpool for a £ 35m deal ($ 42.9 million).
Sadio Mane spent six seasons with Liverpool, scoring 120 objectives in 269 appearances. Sadio Mane has accomplished a £ 35million switch from Liverpool to Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.
The Reds will obtain € 32 million (£ 27.4 million) with an additional € 6 million based mostly on appearances, plus € 3 million for particular person and group efficiency.
Liverpool rejected two bids from Bayern earlier than agreeing a payment for the Senegalese striker, who was underneath contract till subsequent summer season.
“This is the right time for this challenge,” the 30-year-old stated.
“I felt the great interest from this great club from the start, so there was no doubt in my mind.”
Mane joined Liverpool for £ 34m from Southampton in June 2016, scoring 120 objectives in 269 appearances, ending final season with 23 objectives in all competitions.
“Sadio Mane is a world star who emphasizes the attractiveness of FC Bayern and increases the attractiveness of the entire Bundesliga,” stated Bayern president Herbert Hainer. “It’s for such unique football players that the fans come to the stadiums.”
Mane helped Liverpool win the Champions League and Premier League, and in February he scored the successful penalty as Senegal gained the Africa Cup of Nations for the primary time.
“With his outstanding performances and his great successes at the highest international level over many years, there are very few players like him in the world,” added Bayern boss Oliver Kahn.
“We are confident that Sadio Mane will delight our fans in the years to come with his spectacular style of play. He is ambitious and eager to win more titles. This package is very strong. With players like him at FC Bayern, all the greatest goals are possible. ”
Last week, Liverpool confirmed the signing of Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an preliminary £ 64m.
In a farewell interview to Liverpool’s web site, Mane stated: “It’s really strange to no longer be a Liverpool player, but I had an incredible time. I’m going to be Liverpool’s number one fan forever.”
Does Mane’s departure mark the ‘finish of the period’ at Anfield?
When Jurgen Klopp had been appointed Liverpool supervisor in October 2015, Mane was the German’s first main signing at Anfield the next summer season.
Roberto Firmino was already on the membership and Mohammed Salah arrived in 2017 to finish what would change into considered one of the best advancing traces in Premier League historical past.
In 5 seasons in all competitions, they scored 338 objectives between them, serving to Liverpool change into European champions for the sixth time in 2019 after which win the English league title for the primary time in 30 years.
As the trio moved into or close to the 30s, Liverpool ready for the improvement of their attacking ranks by selecting up Diogo Jota after which Luis Diaz, however Mane’s departure might be seen as the tip of an period at Anfield.
“It’s a big moment, there’s no point in anyone trying to pretend otherwise,” Klopp instructed Liverpool’s web site.
“One of Liverpool’s greatest players ever leaves and we have to acknowledge how significant this is. But we must not dwell on what we are now losing, instead celebrate what we were privileged to have.”
Will the summer season signings of Nunez and teenager Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, allied with the arrivals of Jota and Diaz, set off one other section of success for Klopp on Merseyside?