Sadio Mane completes move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich

The 30-year-old, who only had a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, leaves after six wildly-successful years on Merseyside

<p>Mane has left Liverpool for Bayern Munich </p>

Mane has left Liverpool for Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane has completed a £35.1million move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich, the two clubs have confirmed.

The 30-year-old, who only had a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, leaves after six wildly-successful years on Merseyside to join the German champions on a long-term deal.

After two failed approaches a deal, which will see Bayern pay £27.5m up front with a further £5m due when the Senegal international meets specified appearance clauses and an additional £2.6m based on individual and team achievements, has been agreed.

“I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich,” he said upon the announcement. “We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start so there was no doubt in my mind right from the start.

“This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally.”

Bayern believed they could secure Mane on the cheap with an opening offer of £21.4m plus £4.2m in add-ons, based on individual and team achievements which the Reds considered improbable.

A subsequent bid was rejected but a compromise was reached on Friday which is likely to see Mane replace Robert Lewandowski, who has expressed a desire to leave.

Mane scored 120 goals in 269 appearances across six seasons at Anfield and won the Premier League, Champions League, Fifa Club World Cup, European Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.

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