Sadio Mane leaves Liverpool FC to join Bayern Munich, transfer details here
Sadio Mane has left Premier League club Liverpool to join FC Bayern Munich in a $43 million deal between the clubs. The Senegal international spent six years at Anfield before joining the German giants. Mane spoke about his desire to leave the club after Liverpool’s loss against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in May 2022. Mane had one year left on his contract with the Reds, but the club allowed the player to leave because he previously wanted a change. Season started. Liverpool posted an update on their social media handles about Mane’s departure on Wednesday (June 22), to confirm that the forward is leaving his side after a heavy tie with the Bundesliga champions.
During his six years in the Premier League side, Sadio Mane scored 120 goals in 269 appearances, leading titles such as Champions League (1), Premier League (1), FA Cup (1), Caraboa Cup (1), UEFA Super Live. Cup (1) and Club World Cup.
According to Goal.com, Liverpool will receive a $34 million fixed fee for the player as well as $6 million add-ons based on his appearance and $3 million more for Bayern’s upcoming season and his personal achievements.
“I am very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich. We had a lot of conversations and I felt great interest from this big club from the very beginning. So from the very beginning there was no doubt in my mind: this is the challenge. Right time for it.”
Sadio Mane has completed a permanent move to @FCBayrn today after six great seasons with the Reds.
He departs as a Liverpool legend – Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 22, 2022
On Bayern’s official website Mane said, “I want to achieve a lot with this club at the international level as well. During my time in Salzburg I followed many FC Bayern games – I love this club!”.
Mane has signed a Juicy contract worth $18 million (per annum) valid for 3 years until the summer of 2025. Notably, this would make the 30-year-old one of the highest paid footballer in the FC Bayern Munich team.
The Reds signed the Senegal international from Premier League club Southampton back in 2016 for $million. At the time, Jurgen Klopp was grooming them to be a title-winning team and the current 30-year-old was not wrong. Mane showed fear in the eyes of opposition defenders during his time at the English club, alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.