Sadio Mané signs for Bayern Munich after glittering stint with Reds
Berlin, Jun 22 (EFE).- Senegal forward Sadio Mané has signed for German champions Bayern Munich, the club announced Wednesday.
Mané penned a contract that will keep him at the Bavarian side until June 2025 in a transfer from Liverpool reportedly worth 32 million euros plus add-ons ($33.6 million).
“I’m really happy to finally be at FC Bayern in Munich. We spoke a lot and I felt big interest from this great club right from the beginning, so for me there were no doubts,” the 30-year-old said in a club statement.
“It’s the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, in Europe too.”
Mané, widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the world, joins Bayern after a glittering six-year stint at Liverpool, where he won the Champions League, the Premier League, the Uefa Super Cup, the Fifa World Cup, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.
He scored 120 goals for the Reds in all competitions.
Mané began his career with Génération Foot in Senegal, before embarking on his European career with French side Metz.
He rose quickly up the ranks with transfers to RB Salzburg and then Southampton before his move to Merseyside in 2016.
In an interview with Liverpool FC media released after his transfer to Bayern was confirmed, Mané said: “whoever leaves Liverpool with those supporters, I think you will always miss them.
“For sure I’m going to miss you guys, but anyway I love you guys,” he said.EFE