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Liverpool Star Mane Sold to Bayern for £35M

After six seasons with Liverpool, Sadio Mane is plying his trade next to Bayern Munich.

The 30-year-old forward from Senegal was sold by the Reds to the German outfit for 41 million euros (£35.1M).

At the Bundesliga champions, Mane is expected to fill the void to be left by Robert Lewandowski, who is said to be moving to La Liga giants Barcelona.

In sending Mane to Bayern, the Reds will get a fixed 32M euros (£27.4M) with an additional 6M euros based on appearances and 3M euros based on individual and team achievements.

TWO BIDS

Before the selling of Mane, Liverpool nixed two bids from Bayern before the two clubs settled on the fresh move.

Mane, whose contract with the Reds will run until next summer, joined Liverpool for £31M plus £2.5M in add-ons from Southampton in 2016.

Since then, he netted 90 Premier League goals for the club and finished last season with 23 goals in all competitions.

His departure followed the Reds’ signing last Tuesday of Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an initial £64M.

Mane’s 13 goals in his first season helped Liverpool return to the Champions League after two seasons out of it, paving the way for the remarkable run of success that followed.

EUROPE CHAMPS

Within two years, the Reds were champions of Europe and 12 months later won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.

Along with forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Mane helped Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019 and then end a 30-year wait for the league title in the following season.

This has also been an amazing year for Mane, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal before helping Liverpool win the Carabao Cup and FA Cup and finish runners-up in the Premier League and Champions League.

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