Sadio Mané joins Bayern Munich: how much will Bundesliga champions pay Liverpool?
After six successful seasons at Liverpool, Mané has joined German champions Bayern Munich on a three-year contract.
Sadio Mané has completed a summer move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, the Senegal international joining the Bavarians in a transfer worth up to $43 million (£35.2m).
Mané hinted at his desire to leave Liverpool after their Champions League final loss to Real Madrid last month, at the end of a season in which he scored 23 goals.
Mané signs three-year Bayern deal after six seasons at Liverpool
With Liverpool signing striker Darwin Núñez in a reported $78m deal from Benfica last week and Mané having just 12 months left on his contract, the 30-year-old has been allowed to depart after six successful years at Anfield.
He has played a key role in Liverpool winning their first Premier League title in 2020, reaching three Champions League finals - and winning one of them - and triumphs in the EFL Cup and FA Cup in the 2021-22 season.
Mané has signed a three-year contract in Germany.
“I’m really happy to finally be at FC Bayern in Munich,” Mané said after the transfer was completed on Wednesday.
“We spoke a lot and I felt big interest from this great club right from the beginning, so for me there were no doubts.
“It’s the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, in Europe too. During my time in Salzburg I watched a lot of Bayern games - I really like this club!”
Stats Perform understands Bayern will pay Liverpool a guaranteed sum of $33.6 million (£27.5m) plus $6.4m (£5.2m) based on appearances, while a further $3m (£2.5m) is dependent on the Bavarian club and Mané meeting performance-related objectives.
Mané scored 90 goals in 196 Premier League games for Liverpool after joining Jürgen Klopp’s side from Southampton in 2016.
Only Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy (104), Mané's Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah (118) and Tottenham’s Harry Kane (134) have managed more goals in the competition across that period.
As well as lifting both domestic cups during a successful final season with Liverpool, Mané played a key role as Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations title in February and qualified for the World Cup a month later.
Mané also struck up a brilliant partnership with fellow forward Salah at Liverpool, and his sale marks something akin to the end of an era for the Reds.
Lewandowski future at Bayern unclear
It remains to be seen what Mané's arrival means for the future of Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona.
Bayern president Herbert Hainer said earlier this month he was “confident” Lewandowski will stay at the Allianz Arena, despite the Poland international declaring his time at the club is “over” and pushing for a move ahead of his contract expiring in 2023.