DBayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic is satisfied with the almost perfect signing of striker Sadio Mané. “In any case, we are all happy, we are all proud that we can bring such a big player, such a world star to Munich,” said Salihamidzic on Tuesday on Sky TV. The 30-year-old Mané had previously completed his medical check-up with Munich and is expected to sign a three-year contract with the German record champions this Wednesday.
The striker’s first day in Munich went “quite well,” assured Salihamidzic. “Sadio is comfortable,” added the 45-year-old. The Senegalese brought his closest friends and advisor with him. There are still a few things to be done. The attacker’s presentation is planned for Wednesday, said Salihamidzic.
“Fire and flames for FC Bayern”
The change of the offensive player from Liverpool FC to FC Bayern has been considered practically perfect since the end of last week. Both clubs had agreed on a transfer. Mané’s contract at Liverpool would have expired in 2023. Bayern should pay a base fee of 32 million euros for him. According to reports, this can increase to up to 41 million through certain additional payments.
“Sadio is at the peak of his career, at a great age, is in great shape and he’s greedy for titles – he’s at exactly the right club,” Salihamidzic said. Mané was “on fire for FC Bayern” from the first minute. “It means a lot to all of us – to me, to the coaching team, to the whole club,” added the sporting director.
Mané himself also said: he wanted to reach the Champions League final with Munich. “Every kid wants to win the Champions League, every footballer in the world. I’m on a very, very competitive team now. But it’s still a bit early to talk about the Champions League final, we haven’t even played a game together yet. But we will do everything we can to get into the final,” said the Senegalese, also to “Bild”.
“My life has always been a challenge. When my advisor first told me about Bayern Munich’s interest, I was hooked. I saw myself there right away. For me it was the right club at the right time. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for all the titles,” Mané explained his choice.
The change of the offensive player from Liverpool FC to FC Bayern has been considered practically perfect since the end of last week. Both clubs had agreed on a transfer. Mané’s contract at Liverpool would have expired in 2023. “I found myself in Bayern’s plan more than anyone else,” said Mané.