Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich
After bringing in Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai from Ajax Amsterdam, Sadio Mane became Bayern's third acquisition of the offseason. After 269 appearances and 120 goals in all competitions, Sadio Mane departs from Liverpool. His impressive performance helped the club win the Champions League in 2018–19 and the Premier League. Sadio Mane, a forward from Senegal, signed a three-year contract with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, according to the German champions. Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have allegedly agreed on a deal worth about 40 million euros ($42.10 million), including add-ons, for the 30-year-old, who had a year left on his Liverpool contract.
What they said:
Bayern president Herbert Hainer remarked, "Sadio Mane is a global celebrity." He emphasises how appealing Bayern and the entire Bundesliga are. Sane expressed his happiness upon finally joining Bayern Munich. "We had a lot of discussions, and I could see from away that this huge club was interested in me. “This is why I had no doubt. This challenge is appropriate at this moment. With this club, I hope to accomplish a lot, including on a global scale".
The 30-year-old leaves Anfield after 269 appearances, having scored 120 goals in all competitions. The attacker joined Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai from Ajax Amsterdam as Bayern's third acquisition of the offseason.
Due to Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane's inconsistent play throughout the previous season, Bayern are in severe need of his diverse attacking spark. The Bavarians managed to win the German league for a record 10-straight seasons despite not progressing past the Champions League quarterfinals. A year after winning the title in 2021, they had also failed to advance in the competition.
The Bundesliga is also looking for new, well-known players, especially in light of Erling Haaland's move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City and Robert Lewandowski's uncertain future at Bayern. Mane was one of Liverpool's standout players last season, scoring 23 goals as Juergen Klopp's team won the domestic cup double and only missed Manchester City for the league crown.
After leaving Southampton in June 2016, Mane won six awards overall while establishing a lethal attacking three with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Last month, Klopp praised Mane, his first significant performance since taking over, as "world class" and compared him to a "machine," but the player turned down a new deal because he was looking for a new challenge.