Bayern Munich chief confirms Sadio Mane deal

Bayern Munich chief confirms Sadio Mane deal

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that Sadio Mane will be joining the club from Liverpool this summer.
The 30-year-old forward arrived in Germany on Tuesday to undergo his medical ahead of finalising his move to the perennial Bundesliga winners.

Bayern are set to pay an initial £27.5m for the Senegal international, which could rise to around £35m with add-ons.

Salihamidzic has expressed his delight that Bayern have agreed to sign Mane this summer and believes that the forward is joining “exactly the right club” at this stage of his career.

“Sadio is at the height of his career, at a great age. He is in great shape and he is hungry for titles,” Salihamidzic told Bild on Tuesday.

“He is at exactly the right club. We are all proud and happy that such a world star is coming to Bayern. Especially because such a player was on fire for Bayern from the first minute.

“It means a lot to all of us, to me, to the coaching staff and to the whole club. It’s wonderful that we were able to win such a player for our team.”

Mane, who recorded 120 goals and 48 assists in 269 games for Liverpool over the last six years with the club, could be unveiled as a Bayern Munich player on Wednesday, with the forward having already agreed to sign a three-year contract.