After weeks of rumors about Sadio Mane’s departure from Liverpool, the Senegalese soccer player finally made things official. He signed a three-year deal with the Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday, reportedly worth €41 million.
Mane’s transfer deal includes Liverpool’s fixed fee of €32 million, 6 million based on appearances, and €3 million based on individual and team achievements. Liverpool agreed to these terms after weeks of negotiations and rejecting two bids from the German club that didn’t do justice to their star striker.
Mane told German newspaper Bild that he received offers from many other clubs, but he set his eyes on Bayern from the start because it was “the right club at the right time”.
“My agent told me that there were also inquiries from other clubs, but for me, the feeling was right from the start when Bayern presented their plan with me. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team are always fighting for all the title,” explained Mane.
The Senegalese player joined Liverpool in 2016 and went on to make 269 appearances and score 120 goals over the course of six years. He won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup during his time at Anfield.