German machines Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool in a deal worth up to £35m.
Bayern will pay an initial £27.5m with a further £5m based on appearances. Bayern will pay another £2.5m based on individual and team achievements. The deal eclipses what Liverpool paid for Mane – £31m plus £2.5m in add-ons – with Southampton not getting any additional money.
“FC Bayern have signed Sadio Mané from Liverpool. The 30-year-old attacker has agreed a contract with the German record champions until 30 June 2025,” a statement from the club read.
On signing for Bayern, Sadio Mané said, “I’m really happy to finally be at FC Bayern in Munich. 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!”
Mane has been core to the club’s success over the past six seasons and departs with the club’s blessing and gratitude.
Sadio Mane has today completed a permanent move to @FCBayern after six brilliant seasons with the Reds.
He departs as a Liverpool legend ❤️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 22, 2022