‘Proper second’ for Mane to depart Liverpool for Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane stated it was the “proper second” to affix Bayern Munich from Liverpool after he accomplished his transfer to the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday.

Bayern have reportedly paid a payment which may rise to 41 million euros ($43 million) for Mane, who scored 120 objectives in his trophy-laden six years with Liverpool.

The Senegal star has signed a three-year deal and his arrival is seen as a coup for Julian Nagelsmann’s males and the Bundesliga.

“I selected Bayern Munich as a result of though I had different provides, it’s the proper second to maneuver on and are available right here,” he advised a press convention.

“I met the coach (Nagelsmann) and for me it was actually necessary to know the undertaking. I may see myself enjoying within the staff immediately and I did not assume twice.”

His signing will ease the ache for Bayern if wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski leaves the membership, whereas Germany winger Serge Gnabry can be stalling over a contract extension.

Mane performed wherever throughout a entrance three throughout his time at Liverpool.

“I can play in three or 4 totally different positions and am blissful enjoying wherever, he stated.

“I’m right here to assist my staff — that’s crucial factor.”

The 30-year-old received the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Membership World Cup titles on Merseyside.

“One among Liverpool’s best ever gamers is leaving and we should acknowledge how important that is,” stated Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp.

“The objectives he scored, the trophies he received… a legend, for certain, but in addition a modern-day Liverpool icon.”

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn hinted that he hopes Mane’s arrival can persuade Lewandowski, who has a 12 months left on his contract, to remain.

“The gamers look carefully at who the membership brings in,” stated Kahn. That additionally radiates inwards.

“Not a lot has modified with Robert. He has a contract till 2023 and we might be blissful when he exhibits up on the primary day of coaching with us.”

– ‘World star’ –

Mane, Senegal’s report goalscorer, was a part of the staff which received the Africa Cup of Nations in February, changing the profitable penalty within the last shoot-out towards Egypt.

He has earlier type on the Allianz Enviornment, the place he scored a improbable double as Liverpool beat Bayern within the Champions League final 16 three years in the past earlier than occurring to win the trophy.

“Sadio Mane is a worldwide star, who underlines the enchantment of Bayern and can enhance the attractiveness of the Bundesliga as an entire,” stated Bayern president Herbert Hainer, including that signing he hopes Mane’s boosts shirt gross sales.

“Followers come to the stadiums to see distinctive gamers like this.”

Mane left Senegal on the age of 19 to affix Metz and spent a season in France earlier than becoming a member of RB Salzburg, the place he discovered German.

“I’ll want nonetheless three months to talk good German once more,” Mane stated in English.

He switched to the Premier League when he joined Southampton in 2014 and moved to Liverpool two years later.

Mane performed main roles as Liverpool received the Champions League and ended their 30-year await the English league title in 2020.

“It’s actually unusual to now not be a Liverpool participant however I had an unbelievable time,” he advised Liverpool’s web site. “I’m going to be Liverpool’s primary fan without end.”

Liverpool have already signed Uruguayan ahead Darwin Nunez from Benfica to fill the vacant spot left of their entrance three.

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