Sadio Mané at Bayern Munich, already the best shot of the summer market?

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The Senegalese has signed with the Bavarian club until 2025.

Bayern’s royal transfer“For the German press, the hiring of Sadio Mané, formalized on Wednesday, is the most spectacular blow in the history of”rekordmeister“The Senegalese, who has been nominated for the Golden Ball, has indeed reached Bavaria at the height of his glory, in a club accustomed to attracting promising players and then raising them. in the star category: Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski., …

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A big name marks Bayern

At the age of 30, Mané will have cost the Germans an estimated 40 million euros for a contract that will last until 2025. But the investment seemed essential, while two of Munich’s star strikers, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, they could leave the squad at the end of the season.

The Polish striker, double best player in FIFA 2020 and 2021, has clearly expressed his desire to leave, even if it means entering into a confrontation with his leaders, when he has one year left on his contract. Certainly his stats don’t make Mané a clone of Lewandowski, the man with more than 40 goals per season.

A legend of the reds

But the Senegalese still scored 111 times in 263 Premier League appearances with Southampton FC (2014-2016) and Liverpool (2016), plus 47 assists. In his 55 appearances in the Champions League, he scored 24 goals, along with eight assists. Prior to joining England, Mané had made a name for himself at RB Salzburg (63 games / 31 goals), where he learned German. But it was in Liverpool that he achieved world star status and became a legend for thousands of Reds fans.

For this imam son of a village in Casamance, the road to glory has never been a long, quiet river. “In the village, you will be a farmer, there is no other work to do. My childhood dream was to write history and win all the trophies“I had said in a Rakuten TV documentary”Sadio Mané: made in Senegal“.

Discovered by Metz

Discovered by Metz, in a partner club in Dakar, where he had been exiled 400 km from his hometown, he joined the Old Continent in the middle of Lorraine’s winter, in early 2011. Three years later, he left for RB Salzburg, a club from which Naby Keita, Erling Haaland and Dayot Upamecano, among others, left. In Austria, he progressed in all areas of his game, and in 2014 he was ready to try out the Premier League adventure in Southampton for two seasons, then in Liverpool, where he became the second most important player. high in history. of the reds, at that time, for 37 million pounds (43 million euros).

With Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, he is one of those recruits of the years 2015-2018 who transformed the face of Liverpool and returned the club to the top of the English and European hierarchy.

Rigor, with Mané, is not an empty word: his life revolves around three poles: football, keeping his body as competitive as possible, and prayer, religion occupying an important place but discreet in his life. But at the age of 30, after offering the first African Cup of Nations in his history in Senegal, then a ticket to Qatar, turning two decisive shots into a goal, Mané felt he needed a new challenge. He had announced even before the Champions League losing final his intention to leave Liverpool.

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