Bundesliga: After Mané transfer: FC Bayern confirms Lewandowski line

After Mané transfer: FC Bayern confirms Lewandowski line

CEO Oliver Kahn (lr), newcomer Sadio Mané, club president Herbert Hainer and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

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With Sadio Mané as a new signing, Bayern are striving for the “highest possible”. The idea of ​​​​seeing the offensive star alongside world footballer Robert Lewandowski is impressive.

After the transfer of the king Sadio Mané, FC Bayern continues to work on the squad with which the club wants to start the next attempt in the Champions League in the new season.

«Of course, the top players in the squad look at what the club does for transfers. That radiates inwards. Everyone here wants the highest possible win, the Champions League,” said CEO Oliver Kahn. “But we can’t just say that, we have to live it. We want to field a team that can do that. Robert still has a contract and we look forward to him joining us at the start of training.”

The Munich team is planning the new season with Liverpool FC’s Senegalese Manè (30) alongside world footballer Robert Lewandowski (33). Other transfers are possible.


In the best Uli Hoeneß manner, CEO Oliver Kahn had already announced his veto at the championship celebration on Marienplatz in the question of Robert Lewandowski, who was tied to FC Bayern until 2023. “He will fulfill this contract – that’s it!” said Kahn. At the Mané performance he reinforced this position. “As for Robert, not much has changed. He has a contract until 2023. We are happy if he shows up with us on the first day of training, »said Kahn. FC Barcelona has to offer a lot of money for the Munich club bosses to move away from this position.

Trainer delight:

Coach Julian Nagelsmann watched Mané’s performance from an unusual position. Nagelsmann did not sit on the podium as usual in the Allianz Arena, but in the journalists’ seats. The anticipation of Mané was “very great,” said the 34-year-old. However, Nagelsmann was not yet able to predict “100 percent” how much more variable the new player would make Munich. “We also have to wait and see what else happens on the transfer market. But Sadio is a player who can play four or five positions without any problems and can also switch during the game, »said the coach.

Shirt number puzzle:

2025 – the end of the contract – was written on the back of the jersey that Mané showed at his presentation. The most prestigious numbers are assigned to Bayern. The number 10 that Mané had at Liverpool FC is worn by Leroy Sané at Munich. There is always speculation about changes from Lewandowski or Serge Gnabry, whose contract also expires in the summer of 2023. In the event of a change, the 9 (Lewandowski) or the 7 (Gnabry) could become free. “We haven’t talked about it yet. There are many beautiful numbers, I will decide when the time comes. It doesn’t matter to me at first, »said Mané himself.


Mané is the third signing this summer after signing right-back Noussair Mazraoui (24/contract until 2026) and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (20/2027) from Ajax Amsterdam. The Munich left open whether there could be other new stars. “The transfer market is still open for a long time. We’re still watching what happens. We are not satisfied with the second half of the season and know exactly where we need competition and where we need to set stimulus points,” said CEO Kahn. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic referred to existing ideas. ‘It’s only June. We’ll keep our eyes open and see what’s still possible and what’s financially feasible,” he said. There had been repeated speculation about striker Sasa Kalajdzic (24) from VfB Stuttgart and midfielder Konrad Laimer (25) from RB Leipzig.




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