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Change perfect: Mané signs with Bayern until 2025

Sadio Mane

Servus Munich: Sadio Mané will play for FC Bayern in the future. Photo: Rui Vieira/AP/dpa

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FC Bayern documents its great ambitions in Europe with Liverpool world star Sadio Mané. The offensive player should provide spectacle, goals and titles. The Lewandowski question remains exciting.

smiling stopped Sadio Mane in front of the Munich city panorama, the Bayern jersey in the air, the club bosses enthusiastically raved about a “world star” and “radiance”.

With the spectacular footballer, who signed a three-year contract until June 30, 2025, the German series champion documents his great ambitions for a new Champions League triumph. “I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally,” said Mané. The commitment of the 30-year-old Senegalese from Liverpool FC could also provide new movement in the tricky personality around world footballer Robert Lewandowski, who Bavaria desperately want to leave.

Kahn: “Of course we are very happy”

After tough transfer negotiations with Liverpool FC, Munich are demonstrating their strength on the transfer market by signing top scorer Mané. “Of course we are very happy that in Sadio Mané we were able to win over an absolute world-class striker for three years until 2025,” said CEO Oliver Kahn with satisfaction. “With players like him are at FC Bayern all big goals possible.»

The transfer of the “international top star” Mané had the highest priority for the Munich team and especially for the chief squad planner Salihamidzic. The sports director negotiated intensively with coach Jürgen Klopp’s top club for weeks. According to reports, the Munich transfer 32 million euros as a transfer fee Liverpool. The amount could increase to 41 million with certain additional services.

“His playful quality combined with the incredible mentality will give our team something new,” said Salihamidzic. “The player was on fire from the first minute just wanting to play for Bayern. For our coach, he is a player who is perfect for his game.” Julian Nagelsmann now has an exquisite selection of exceptional offensive players.

Bayern is aiming for championship title number eleven

Bayern are driving forward with vehemence the personnel planning for the ensemble in the new season championship title Number eleven should win in a row. In addition, the Munich team is aiming for a better performance in the premier class, in which the quarter-finals were the last two times the terminus. Mané wants to win the Champions League again after 2019.

“It’s the right time and the right club with the right coach. I didn’t think twice,” Mané said. In the first pictures with a Bayern jersey, there was no shirt number to be seen – there was a 2025, the end of his contract period. The numbers with the greatest prestige are currently all taken at Bayern.

The execution could bring new movement in the Lewandowski (33) personnel. The world footballer wants to leave FC Bayern one year before the contract expires. The goal of the Polish goalscorer is FC Barcelona. So far, there is still a statement from the Bayern management to CEO Kahn that the world footballer will not be allowed to go this summer. Sports director Salihamidzic also confirmed this statement about the Mané transfer. Will an offer from Barcelona of 50 million or more lead to a rethink?

The future of Serge Gnabry (26) is also open. The national player’s contract also expires next summer. There is some evidence that another offensive star is leaving Munich. Because in addition to Mané, Gnabry and Lewandowski, the ensemble is also outstandingly cast by Thomas Müller (32), Leroy Sané (26), Kingsley Coman (26) and Jamal Musiala (19).

«Top footballer for the Bundesliga»

After the departure of BVB star Erling Haaland to Manchester City, the Bundesliga can definitely look forward to a top international footballer as a new attraction. “Sadio Mané is a world star who underscores the appeal of FC Bayern and increases the attractiveness of the entire Bundesliga. The fans come to the stadiums for such unique footballers,” said President Herbert Hainer.

Mané is the third signing this summer after signing right-back Noussair Mazraoui (24/contract until 2026) and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (20/2027) from Ajax Amsterdam.

Mané’s previous contract at Liverpool expired on June 30, 2023. The Champions League finalist initially aimed for a transfer fee of £42.5 million, the equivalent of almost EUR 50 million. Bayern had agreed on a commitment with the attacker and his management early on. Liverpool paid the equivalent of almost 40 million euros to Southampton FC in 2016. Mané played a total of 269 competitive games for the Reds, scoring 120 goals. He had previously played for FC Metz and RB Salzburg.

Mané is his country’s record goalscorer. He won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2019. In 2020 he became English champion with the team. The club had already signed a replacement for Mané with the million-dollar transfer of striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica Lisbon.

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