Now also official: Bayern Munich has a new top striker and replacement for Robert Lewandowski with Sadio Mane

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A new top transfer in football: Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane exchanges the red of Liverpool for that of Bayern Munich. Mané had been linked to the German national champion for weeks, and Der Rekordmeister also officially announced his arrival on Wednesday. Mane replaces Robert Lewandowski, who is close to Barcelona.

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The transfer had been in the air for weeks. Lewandowski has already made it clear that he wanted to leave Bayern, and Liverpool have already bought a new striker with Darwin Núñez. Mané had also announced at a press conference with Senegal that he was going to leave. “Do the Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I will do what they want,” the attacker said at the time.

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Bayern’s first offer was one of 25 million, the second was around 27 million with 6.5 million bonuses. The offer was twice received with derision from Liverpool, which had an asking price of 50 million. Finally, an agreement was found. Bayern pay 32 million, but that can go up to 40 million with bonuses. There was already an agreement between the player and the club. Mane signs a contract until 2025.

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Sadio Mane made the switch from Southampton to Liverpool in 2016. In six seasons at Anfield, he reached three Champions League finals (won one), won the Premier League once and became joint top scorer once.

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At the age of 30, Mané thinks it’s time for a new adventure, for that he goes to the German national champions Bayern Munich. With the announced departure of top striker Robert Lewandowski, the Germans urgently needed a worthy replacement. Before that it ended up with Mane, in 269 games at Liverpool he was good for 120 goals. Certainly this season, Mane showed his worth with Liverpool, which came close to the Premier League and the Champions League.

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