Kenneth Afor, LAGOS
FC Bayern Munich has officially announced the signing of Senegal international and former Liverpool winger, Sadio Mané.
The club gave the announcement on Wednesday on its official website.
Mané moved to the Bundesliga side for a fee of €41 million after a successful six-year reign with Liverpool.
Reacting to the transfer, Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president, said Mané is a global star and his stay for the next three years would bring more attention to the Bundesliga.
“Sadio Mané is a global star, who underlines the appeal of FC Bayern and will increase the attractiveness of the Bundesliga as a whole,” Hainer said.
“Fans come to the stadiums to see such unique players. It’s great that our board led by Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić have managed to sign a player like Sadio Mané for FC Bayern.”
Germany great, Oliver Khan, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the club, said there are few players who have Mané’s type of quality and his presence could deliver more silverware for the club.
He said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to recruit Sadio Mané for FC Bayern. With his outstanding performances and his great successes at the highest international level over many years, there are very few players like him in the world.
“We’re sure that Sadio Mané will delight our fans in the coming years with his spectacular style of play. He’s ambitious and eager to win more titles. This is a very strong package. With players like him at FC Bayern, all the biggest goals are possible.”
Mané, 30, says it was the right time for him to move elsewhere to achieve more in his career.
He said: “I’m really happy to finally be at FC Bayern in Munich. We spoke a lot and I felt big interest from this great club right from the beginning, so for me there were no doubts. It’s the right time for this challenge.
“I want to achieve a lot with this club, in Europe too. During my time in Salzburg I watched a lot of Bayern games – I really like this club!”