Sadio Mane completes move from Liverpool to German powerhouse Bayern Munich
German champions Bayern Munich have completed the much-anticipated signing of Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Liverpool on a three-year contact.
Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros ($A61 million), including add-ons, for the 30-year-old who had a year left on his Liverpool contract.
“Sadio Mane is a global star,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said. “He underscores the attractiveness of Bayern and the entire Bundesliga.”
The 30-year-old leaves Anfield after 269 appearances, having scored 120 goals in all competitions, a stellar return that helped the club to the Champions League title in 2018-19 and the Premier League crown a season later.
The forward became Bayern’s third signing of the close season, following the arrivals of Ajax Amsterdam duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai.
Bayern are desperate for his versatile attacking spark, with wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane having lacked consistency in the past season.
The Bavarians still won the German league for a 10th straight time but failed to get past the quarter-final stage in the Champions League.
Mane was among Liverpool’s stand-out performers last season, netting 23 times as Juergen Klopp’s side secured the domestic cup double and narrowly missed out on the league title to Manchester City.
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