Sadio Mané is already a Bayern
Wednesday noon was transcendental for the ‘Bavarian’ team since Mané landed at Bayern in the best moment of his career. In six seasons with Liverpool, the Senegalese striker scored a total of 120 goals in 269 appearances for the ‘reds’, thus becoming one of the most coveted footballers on the planet.
A crack who also already had intentions of wearing the Munich shirt and that is, Sadio arrived from Liverpool for a figure of 32 million euros, plus another 9 million in variables. “I had a meeting with the coach, it was important for me to get to know him and his project. When he explained his ideas to me, I immediately saw myself as part of the project and I agreed to come, and now I’m here to support the team,” he explained now, player of the German team.
Bayern had already reached an agreement with the Senegalese a few days ago, more, however, not with the ‘reds’, since the English rejected the first attempts of the Germans, but decided to take everything on the right track before putting badly for the odd million more and finally, they gave in to the insistence of the player, one of their stars in recent years, thus changing the Premier League for the Bundesliga.
Upping the ante
At 30 years old, the African wanted to face a new challenge, in addition, the competition in the forward of Anfield had increased by a lot, the arrival of Diogo Jota and later, the recent arrivals of Colombian Luis Díaz and Uruguayan Darwin Núñez.
Mané tried the Premier League after leaving F. C. Metz in France and going through Red Bull Salzburg. With the Austrians, the attacker added 45 goals with 87 assists, numbers that caught the attention of the English Southampton F.C. He lasted two seasons in the ‘saints’, adding 11 goals that he achieved in his first adventure in the Premier and 15 goals plus 8 assists in the second, performances that earned him a place in Liverpool.
Under the direction of Jürgen Klopp, the Senegalese savored footballing glory; 13, 20, 26, 22, 16 and 23 have been his goals in the six seasons he has been at Anfield, but his contribution has gone beyond numbers. His speed and verticality fit perfectly into a trident that took Liverpool to the top, but now it’s time to face the challenge of Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga, a football very tailored to the footballer.
With his record and career, which also includes the record for the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history, when he scored three times in 176 seconds, in a 6-1 victory over Aston Villa. The 89-time international was also nominated for the 2019 Ballon d’Or and despite the fact that he had a variety of offers, his decision always pointed towards Bayern Munich.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oliver Kahn, said that the signing responds to the need to renew the workforce and create new stimuli within it after a long run of success. “We want fresh blood and we have managed to sign a world-class player for three years. There is no need to talk much about his qualities. He is fast, flexible and dangerous in front of the opposing goal,” Kahn said at the press conference.