D-Day. This Wednesday, Bayern Munich will formalize the arrival of Sadio Mané. After having made Liverpool happy for several seasons, the Senegalese will wear the Bavarian jersey for the next three seasons. Yesterday, the former Metz player arrived in Germany to undergo the traditional medical examination and then sign his contract. The formalization of his transfer as well as his presentation press conference should take place today. But before all that, Sadio Mané gave his first interview. Surprising, since the residents of the Allianz Arena have not yet formalized the news.
Mané only wanted Bayern Munich
Anyway, it’s up to Picture that he therefore delivered his first impressions. When the journalist told him that he was now the “best starof the Bundesliga, the player replied: “Wow, what a compliment! Thanks. But, as I have said many times, my life has always been a challenge. When my advisor first told me about Bayern Munich’s interest, I was excited. I saw myself there right away. For me, it was the right club at the right time. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is still fighting for every title. So for me, it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here.”.
And despite the interest of other European clubs (PSG, Barça, Real Madrid), Sadio Mané only wanted to hear about Munich. “My agent told me that there were also requests from other clubs. It’s part of the business. But I immediately understood when Bayern presented me with the plan. I found myself in Bayern’s plan more than anyone.”. And the striker has big ambitions like winning the Champions League. “I don’t want to say no. Every child wants to win the Champions League, every football player in the world. I’m with a very, very competitive team now.”.
The Senegalese dreams bigger
He then added: “But it’s still a bit early to talk about a Champions League final, we haven’t even played a game together yet. Nevertheless, we will give everything to go to the final.. With Robert Lewandowski by his side, it could be possible. But the Pole, who wants to join Barça, could leave. Asked about this, Mané confided: “I’m not a player who focuses on things like that. I’m here for Bayern. And I will do everything to win titles with my teammates!”
A speech that totally seduced Hasan Salihamidzic. Asked by Picturethe Bavarian sporting director, who maneuvered behind the scenes to sign the Liverpool star, said: “We are all proud and happy that such a world star is coming to Bayern. It’s great that we were able to sign such a player for our team. He is at the height of his career, at a great age, he is in great shape and thirsty for titles, he is in the right club for that! Everything is therefore in place for the union between Sadio Mané and Bayern Munich to work perfectly.