Sadio Mane stated it was the “right moment” to affix Bayern Munich from Liverpool after he accomplished his transfer to the German champions on Wednesday.
Bayern reportedly paid a payment that would rise to 41 million euros ($43 million) for Mane, who has scored 120 targets in six years with Liverpool.
The Senegal star has signed a three-year contract and considers his arrival as a coup for Julian Nagelsmann’s males and the Bundesliga.
“I chose Bayern Munich because although I have other offers, the time is right to go ahead and come here,” he informed a information convention.
“I met the coach (Nagelsmann) and for me it was really important to know about the project. I could see myself playing in the team right away and I didn’t think twice.”
And his signature would ease Bayern’s ache if striker Robert Lewandowski leaves the membership, whereas German winger Serge Gnabry delays as a result of extension of his contract.
Mane performed wherever throughout the entrance three throughout his time at Liverpool.
“I can play in three or four different positions and I’m happy to play anywhere,” he stated.
“I’m here to help my team – that’s the most important thing.”
The 30-year-old received the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Membership World Cup over Merseyside.
“One of Liverpool’s greatest players of all time is gone and we have to admit how important this is,” stated Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp.
“The goals he scored and the titles he won… a legend for sure, but he’s also an icon for Liverpool in the modern era.”
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has hinted he hopes Mane’s arrival will persuade Lewandowski, who has a 12 months left on his contract, to remain.
“The players are looking closely at who the club is bringing in,” Kahn stated. “This additionally radiates inward.
“Not much has changed with Robert. He has a contract until 2023 and we will be delighted when he shows up on the first day of training with us.”
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Mane, Senegal’s file scorer, was a part of the crew that received the Africa Cup of Nations in February, changing the successful penalty kick within the last towards Egypt.
He has a former kind on the Allianz Area, the place he scored an outstanding double as Liverpool beat Bayern within the final 16 of the Champions League three years in the past earlier than happening to win the title.
“Sadio Mane is a global star who confirms Bayern’s attractiveness and increases the attractiveness of the Bundesliga as a whole,” Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer stated, including that he hopes Mane’s signing will improve shirt gross sales.
“Fans come to the stadiums to see great players like these.”
Mane left Senegal on the age of 19 to affix Metz and spent a season in France earlier than becoming a member of RB Salzburg, the place he realized German.
“It will take three months for me to speak good German again,” Mane stated in English.
He moved to the Premier League when he joined Southampton in 2014 and moved to Liverpool two years later.
Mane performed management roles as Liverpool received the Champions League and ended their 30-year await the Premier League title in 2020.
“It’s really strange not being a Liverpool player but I had an incredible time,” he informed the Liverpool web site. “I will be the number one fan of Liverpool forever.”
Liverpool have already signed Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica to fill the remaining void within the prime three.