Sadio Mane has completed a £35m move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich on a
The Reds will receive 32m euros (£27.4m) with an additional 6m euros based on
appearances, plus 3m euros for individual and team achievements.
Mane had just one year remaining on his contract at Anfield
the club-record signing of Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
He departs Merseyside having made 269 appearances in all competitions since
joining from Southampton in 2016, during which he scored 120 goals and registered
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.
Sadio Mane has revealed he had “no doubts” about leaving Liverpool to join Bayern,
having followed the club during his time at Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.
He said: “I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich. We had a lot of talks
and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start.
“So there was no doubt in my mind right from the start: This is the right time for this
challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally.
“During my time in Salzburg I followed many FC Bayern games – I like this club very
In a separate farewell interview with Liverpool, Mane explained it was important for
him to leave the club on good terms, saying: “I sent a long text to say goodbye to
everybody, which is normal. They were sad, as I was, but it is part of life. We just have
to accept it.
“That was the plan from the beginning – to leave Liverpool in a very good way. It was
fantastic in the club, in the dressing room.
“I am friendly with everybody, the coaching staff, and even the kitchen staff, the
ladies in the kitchen! So, for me leaving in a good way is so, so important – and [for]
the fans as well.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool’s fans to “respect” Mane’s move to
Germany and has labeled the forward one of the club’s “greatest ever players”.