Sadio Mane completed his journey at Bayern Munich, ending a six-year stint with Liverpool in which he ended a 30-year wait for the league title as well as helping to win the Champions League.
Sources told ESPN on Friday that Mane had signed Bayern, who won his 10th consecutive Bundesliga title in May, for a total package of € 41 million.
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Mane has a contract with Bayern until 2025.
In a statement, Liverpool said: “We thank Sadio for everything he has done and wish him well for the rest of his career.”
In a Q&A session on Liverpool’s website, Mane said: “It’s weird to be a Liverpool player after six years at Anfield. It’s really fun.
“From the first day I came to the club, I talked to the boss when I was in Southampton and I don’t think we were in the Champions League at that time. He called me and I said, ‘Exactly.’ I just made up my mind that I was coming to Liverpool because that’s where I see myself and that was the right time and the right club for me to achieve everything.
“So, I can say for sure that we won a lot and I had a great time there. An incredible time at Liverpool, we won a lot. As I always say, my life has always been. [about a] Challenged and when it came I told the club I wanted to leave, I wanted to go somewhere to see the new challenge. It’s nothing more than a challenge because for me I always wanted to be better and better.
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Mane said: “I am really happy to be here at FC Bayern in Munich. We talked a lot and I was very interested in this great club from the beginning, so there was no doubt for me. This is the right time for it. Challenge I watched a lot of Bayern games while I was in Salzburg – I really love this club! ,
With the arrival of Ajax Amsterdam alongside Ryan Grenberg and Nauser Majrooi, he has become Bayern’s third player in his last season.
The Senegalese international has played 269 matches for Liverpool, scoring 120 times and assisting 38 times.
He joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016, in the first 12 months of manager Jurgen Klopp’s career and when the club returned to the top of English football – won the Champions League in 2019 and was instrumental in helping the club complete the season. Looking forward to 30 years of winning the Premier League in 2020.
He won the Club World Cup (2019), FA Cup (2022) and Carabao Cup (2022) as he scored 120 goals in 269 games in all competitions at Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah was also expected to be released last summer, but Forward confirmed last month that he would be staying at Liverpool for the 2022-23 campaign.