FC Bayern has now officially confirmed Sadio Mané’s move from Liverpool FC. The deal with the 30-year-old brings a name to the Bundesliga.
Now in one team: Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer.
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The German House of Lords could use a little glamor at the start of its 60th season after Erling Haaland left ManCity and Robert Lewandowski threatened to leave Barcelona.
Sadio Mané will definitely bring him to Munich, where the Senegalese national striker has now officially landed: On Wednesday, FC Bayern announced the signing of the offensive player from Liverpool FC. Kicker had already reported on the decisive breakthrough in the negotiations on Friday afternoon.
“Sadio Mané is a world star who underscores the radiance of FC Bayern and increases the attractiveness of the entire Bundesliga,” President Herbert Hainer is quoted as saying in the press release. “The fans come to the stadiums for such unique footballers. It’s great that our board of directors, led by Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic, were able to sign a player like Sadio Mané for FC Bayern.”
Mané has signed a contract with the record champions until 2025, Bayern transfer a transfer fee of 32 million euros plus bonuses (up to nine million euros) to coach Jürgen Klopp’s club.
CEO Kahn sees a “very, very strong package” at Mané: “Thanks to his outstanding performance and his great successes at the top international level, he has been a player for many years that is very rare in the world.” And Salihamidzic reports: “In our talks, Sadio made it clear from the first minute that he only wanted to play for FC Bayern. Everyone knows his outstanding qualities, both playfully and his incredible mentality. He will give our team a lot with their great structure and carry them.”
Mané: ‘I like this club a lot’
The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champion says he is “very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich. We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start. So for me there was also There was no doubt from the start: This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally. I watched a lot of FC Bayern games during my time in Salzburg – I like this club very much!”
Mané is available to Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann from day one of the preparation. This also applies to newcomer Ryan Gravenberch, who the Munich team brought from Ajax. The Dutchman and Mané can now get to know each other up close, at the Winter World Cup in Qatar they will face each other in their opening match (November 22nd).