Sadio Mané’s £35.1 million move to Bayern Munich was confirmed a few weeks ago, and he has revealed a key reason for why he decided to make the switch.
After 6 hugely successful seasons together, Liverpool and Sadio Mané agreed to part ways with this summer.
It signposted the end of an era at Anfield, as Klopp’s famous front three of Mané, Firmino, and Salah was finally broken up.
Mané though is excited for his new adventure in Germany and has been handed a hero’s welcome in Bavaria.
He noted the people of Munich played a key role in his decision.
Mané told FCBayern.TV he used to “come to Munich regularly” when he played for RB Salzburg prior to his 2015 move to Southampton.
During his visits, Mané noted “the people are very respectful and nice” in the East German city. The way people have “welcomed” Mané has given him “extra motivation.”
Liverpool will miss Mané, but have of course already made moves in the transfer market to replace the Senegal international.
Darwin Nuñez has joined the club in a deal worth £85.5 million. He’ll likely operate as Liverpool’s central striker, where Mané primarily played last season for the Reds.
Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams have also followed Mané out the exit door at Anfield.
Those player sales have helped inject north of £60 million worth of cash into the coffers of the Merseyside club.
However, looking at how Liverpool have previously operated in the transfer market, that likely means they’re business for the summer is over.
Liverpool are a sell to buy club so the money brought in through player sales will go towards funding that move for Darwin Nuñez.
As such, some Liverpool fans will be disappointed the pursuit of a new midfielder will be postponed until next summer.
However, before thinking about the future, some Kopites will still have to come to terms with Mané’s exit.
A true Liverpool legend.
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