Sadio Mane has publicly talked about his move to Bayern Munich for the first time. Speaking to BILD, the Senegalese winger explained his excitement to be playing for “one of the biggest clubs”.
Mane spent 6 years at Anfield. He moved there from Southampton for a fee in the region of 30 million. After an inspiring tenure that led to 120 goals, he bids adieu to the Reds.
He now joins Bayern Munich on a 3-year deal.
Mane explained his thought process for joining the Bundesliga Champions
What Mane Said
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.
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.
Mane also expounded on his European ambitions with his new club. He has been to a Champions League final thrice, winning it once. He scored a goal in one of them and won a penalty in another.
But although Mane acknowledges that he is in a “very competitive” team now, it is a little too early to talk about UCL ambitions.
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.
Bayern Munich has purchased an excellent player. With the departure of Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane has big boots to fill. But a player of his caliber is more than capable of filling the vacuum the Polish marksman will leave.
A new chapter for Mane is beginning in Munich, and we all are thrilled to see how it goes.
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