Liverpool’s superstar winger Sadio Mane has completed a £35 Million move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old player has signed a three-year deal with German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
At Liverpool, Mane enjoyed a sensational six-year career winning the Premier League title, the Champions League, the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, the UEFA Supercup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. Signed from Southampton for £34Million, the Senegalese international scored 120 goals for Liverpool from a total of 269 appearances across all competitions including clocking 48 assists.
“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’s chief executive Oliver Kahn to BBC.
“We’re sure that Sadio Mane will delight our fans in the coming years with his spectacular style of play. He’s ambitious and eager to win more titles. This package is very strong. With players like him at FC Bayern, all the biggest goals are possible.”
Liverpool had signed Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica for a fee of £64 Million plus add-ons last week anticipating Mane’s departure. Speaking to a Liverpool fan site, Liverpoolfc.com, Mane said: “It is really strange to no longer be a Liverpool player but I had an unbelievable time. I am going to be Liverpool’s number one fan forever.”
Mane was the Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp’s first major signing at Anfield the following summer after Klopp arrived at the Kop. Speaking to a Liverpool website, Klopp said, “One of Liverpool’s greatest ever players is leaving and we must acknowledge how significant this is. But we must not dwell on what we now lose, instead celebrate what we were privileged to have.”
It was rumoured that Sadio Mane and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah have not seen eye-to-eye since the African Cup final in which Senegal beat Egypt on penalties. Yet, Salah took to Twitter to wish his former teammate goodbye.
It’s been quite a ride! Thank you for all the good times and I wish you all the best in your new adventure! You will be missed by all of us. pic.twitter.com/zndPry1mfg
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 22, 2022