KEY POINTS

  • Sadio Mane scored 120 goals in 269 games for Liverpool
  • He is set to join Bayern Munich on a three-year deal
  • Bayern is expected to officially announce Mane's deal Wednesday

Sadio Mane has broken silence on his Liverpool FC exit and why he chose a move to Bayern Munich.

Although neither club has confirmed the news, it is a matter of time before the deal is made official. Mane was spotted in Munich on Tuesday wearing the Bayern jersey and signing autographs, according to Sky Sports.

Mane is set to sign a three-year contract after undergoing his medical. He will be officially unveiled as the new Bayern player at Allianz Arena on Wednesday, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has a credible record in the European transfer market.

"When my agent first told me about Bayern's interest, I was immediately excited. I saw myself there right away. It's one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title. So for me, it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here," Mane said in an interview with German outlet BILD, reported SB Nation.

Mane, who moved from Southampton to Liverpool in 2016, went on to reveal that he had offers from other clubs too but he felt right about Bayern's proposal.

"My agent told me that there were inquiries from other clubs. That's part of the business. But I got the feeling right away when Bayern presented their plan to me. I found myself in Bayern's plan more than anyone else," the Senegalese player added.

Seven up: Sadio Mane broke his goalscoring drought in Liverpool's 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace
Sadio Mane has once again been impressive for Liverpool this season. POOL / Clive Rose

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic heaped praise on Mane.

"Sadio is at the peak of his career, at a great age, is in great shape and he's greedy for titles - he's at exactly the right club!" Salihamidzic told BILD.

Mane spent six brilliant years at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, who has already signed Benfica's Darwin Nunez as the winger's replacement.

Mane has finished his stint at Liverpool as the club's eighth leading goal scorer with 120 strikes, while he also provided 48 assists in 269 competitive appearances. The 30-year-old was a vital cog in Klopp's side that has won six trophies since 2019, including the Premier League and the Champions League.

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