EA personal conversation with coach Julian Nagelsmann was an important factor for new signing Sadio Mané in his move to Bayern Munich. “We met, it was very important for me to get to know him and get to know the project,” said the 30-year-old on Wednesday at his presentation in Munich. At the meeting with Nagelsmann and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, he was “fascinated”. “I saw myself in this project right away. I didn’t have to think twice,” Mané said.
The Senegalese signed a contract with Bayern until 2025 on Wednesday. The Munich team had previously agreed on a change with Liverpool FC. According to reports, Munich will transfer 32 million euros as a transfer fee for the Senegalese to Liverpool. The amount could increase to 41 million with certain additional services. Mané’s previous contract at Liverpool expired on June 30, 2023.
“I had other offers, but I always thought that FC Bayern was the right club to develop and win titles,” said Mané. The Munich squad is strong enough for the challenges ahead. “There is no doubt that this is one of the best teams in the world. It’s great that I’m here now,” said Mané.