Official: Liverpool forward completes transfer to German giants
Sadio Mane has finalised transfer to German giants, Bayern Munich for £35m.
“I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich,” Mane told the club’s website.
“We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start. So there was no doubt in my mind right from the start: This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally. During my time in Salzburg I followed many FC Bayern games – I like this club very much!”
Senegalese international forward flew into Munich on Tuesday to finalise his medical at Barmherzige Bruder hospital. He was pictured departing from the hospital in Bayern’s training kit to sign autographs with the fans at lunchtime.
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to recruit Sadio Mane for FC Bayern. 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.
“We’re sure that Sadio Mané 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.”
Mane will be unveiled by the Bundesliga champions during a presentation at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 22, 2022
Liverpool agreed to a pay £27.4m with an additional £5.1m based on appearances and £2.6m based on individual performance.
The 30-year-old has arrive at Anfield for £34m from the Saints in June 2016. Mane found back of the net 120 times in 269 appearances for Liverpool and finished last campaign with 23 goals in all competitions.