Euro Sports reveals that Sadio Mane forged a popular forward trio with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool and has helped the Merseyside club to the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020. The trio will now be broken up as Mane has elected to join Bayern Munich on a three-year contract. Mane could become Bayern’s main focal point next season with Robert Lewandowski keen to leave.
“I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich,” Mane told the club’s website.
“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 much!”
According to Goal, Liverpool will receive a €32m (£27m/$34m) fixed fee for Mane, with a further €6m (£5m/$6m) possible based on appearances, along with another €3m depending on individual and team achievements. The transfer fee means Liverpool has sold the winger for more than the £33.5m (€39m/$40m) they paid to sign him from Southampton in 2016 – but for Bayern, it marks a key bit of business in the transfer window.