Sadio Mane breaks silence on his exit and explains why he joined Bayern Munich
Sadio Mane, a forward from Senegal, has explained why he left Liverpool and joined Bayern Munich. Mane finished yesterday the initial round of his medical examination with the Bavarians, according to the Daily Mail (June 21).
The article also stated that a deal for approximately £35.1 million has been agreed upon by the two teams. Earlier in the day, Mane was seen wearing a Bayern Munich jersey.
The 30-year-old mentioned that other teams were interested in signing him when he left Liverpool for Bayern Munich in a recent interview with BILD. According to Liverpool Echo’s reporting on Sadio Mane,
“When my agent first told me about Bayern’s interest, I was immediately excited. I saw myself there right away.
“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title. So for me it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here.”
Sadio Mane’s contract with the Reds was due to expire next summer, added:
“My agent told me that there were enquiries from other clubs. That’s part of the business.
“But I got the feeling right away when Bayern presented their plan to me. I found myself in Bayern’s plan more than anyone else.”
With Jurgen Klopp’s team, Sadio Mane won the UEFA Champions League trophy once after competing in three finals.
Asked if he would like to repeat the feat with Bayern Munich, he said:
“I don’t want to say no. Every kid wants to win the Champions League, every football player in the world. I’m with a very, very competitive team now.
“But it’s still a bit early to talk about the Champions League final, we haven’t even played a game together yet. Nevertheless we will give everything to get into the final.”