Mane joins Bayern, bids emotional farewell to Liverpool

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane

Senegal forward, Sadio Mane, has completed his transfer from Liverpool to German champions, Bayern Munich.

Mane joined The Bavarians on a three-year deal ending in 2025 for £35million after spending six trophy-laden years at Anfield.

The 30-year-old who joined Jurgen Klopp's side from Southampton in 2016 scored 120 goals and registered 38 assists in 269 games for The Reds.

In his six years at Anfield he won the Premier League, the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

His former employers confrimed the deal in a statement released on their official website and thanked the reigning Africa Player of the Year for his services.

"He is a machine," Jürgen Klopp wrote in April. "What he has done for this club and continues to do puts him in the bracket of ‘legend'."

Announcing his deal, the Bundesliga giants shared photographs of the player in their famous red home jersey as he posed with the club's sporting director, Hasan Salihamidžić, and CEO Oliver Khan.

Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president: "Sadio Mané is a global star, who underlines the appeal of FC Bayern and will increase the attractiveness of the Bundesliga as a whole. Fans come to the stadiums to see such unique players. It's great that our board led by Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić have managed to sign a player like Sadio Mané for FC Bayern."

After the official announcement from both clubs, Mane penned an emotional farewell to Liverpool, his former players and Klopp.

In his farewell interview with Liverpool, Mane said, "After every one of my games in Munich I will come to the dressing room and I will watch Liverpool, for sure, because I am going to be Liverpool’s No.1 fan forever.

"I just want to say good luck to them and I have an eye on them."

Speaking to Bayern Munich's website after making his move official, Mane claimed he had "no doubts" about joining the club.

He said: "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.

"It's the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, in Europe too.

"During my time in Salzburg I watched a lot of Bayern games - I really like this club!"

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