Sadio Mane has accomplished a £35m transfer from Liverpool to Bayern Munich on a three-year contract.
The Reds will obtain 32m euros (£27.4m) with an extra 6m euros primarily based on appearances, plus 3m euros for particular person and crew achievements.
Liverpool turned down two bids from Bayern earlier than agreeing a payment for the Senegal ahead, who was below contract till subsequent summer season.
“That is the best time for this problem,” mentioned the 30-year-old.
“I felt the nice curiosity of this massive membership from the beginning so there was little doubt in my thoughts.”
Mane joined Liverpool for £34m from Southampton in June 2016, and scored 120 targets in 269 video games, ending final season with 23 targets in all competitions.
“Sadio Mane is a world star who underscores the enchantment of FC Bayern and will increase the attractiveness of all the Bundesliga,” mentioned Bayern president Herbert Hainer. “It’s for such distinctive footballers that the followers come to the stadiums.”
Mane helped Liverpool win the Champions League and the Premier League, and in February scored the profitable penalty as Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations for the primary time.
“Together with his excellent performances and his nice successes on the highest worldwide stage over a few years, there are only a few gamers like him on the earth,” added Bayern’s chief government Oliver Kahn.
“We’re positive that Sadio Mane will delight our followers within the coming years together with his spectacular fashion of play. He is bold and desperate to win extra titles. This bundle may be very sturdy. With gamers like him at FC Bayern, all the largest targets are doable.”
Final week Liverpool confirmed the signing of Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an preliminary £64m.
In a farewell interview for the Liverpool website, Mane mentioned: “It’s actually unusual to not be a Liverpool participant however I had an unbelievable time. I’m going to be Liverpool’s primary fan endlessly.”
Does Mane departure mark ‘finish of period’ at Anfield?
With Jurgen Klopp having been appointed Liverpool supervisor in October 2015, Mane was the German’s first main signing at Anfield the next summer season.
Roberto Firmino was already on the membership and Mohammed Salah arrived in 2017 to finish what would grow to be one of many biggest ahead traces in Premier League historical past.
In 5 seasons in all competitions, they scored 338 targets between them, serving to Liverpool grow to be champions of Europe for the sixth time in 2019 after which win the English league title for the primary time in 30 years.
With the trio transferring into or close to to their 30s, Liverpool ready for the evolution of their attacking ranks by signing Diogo Jota after which Luis Diaz, however Mane’s departure might be seen as the top of an period at Anfield.
“It is a massive second, there isn’t a level in anybody making an attempt to fake in any other case,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.
“Considered one of Liverpool’s biggest ever gamers is leaving and we should acknowledge how important that is. However we should not dwell on what we now lose, as a substitute have a good time what we have been privileged to have.”
Will the summer season signings of Nunez and teenager Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, allied with the arrivals of Jota and Diaz, spark a second section of success for Klopp on Merseyside?
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