Sadio Mane has revealed his excitement at swapping Liverpool for Bayern Munich — before his transfer has even been confirmed.
The Senegal forward is set to join the German champions after six years at Anfield and travelled to Munich on Monday for a medical.
Liverpool had previously rejected two Bayern offers for the player — most recently up to £30 million including add-ons.
But with just one year to run on the 30-year-old’s deal, the club have sanctioned his exit to avoid the prospect of losing him for free next year.
Ahead of his official unveiling, Mane said Bayern were “the right club at the right time”.
“My life has always been a challenge. When my adviser informed me of Bayern’s interest for the first time I was all flame and fire,” he told Bild newspaper.
“I could instantly see me there. For me it was the right club at the right time. It is one of the world’s biggest club who always battles for all titles.
“For me the feeling was right when Bayern presented their plan. I saw myself in Bayern’s plan more than in any other.”
Mane scored 120 goals and lifted six trophies during his time at Anfield, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
He will be Bayern’s third signing of the transfer window, after Ajax pair Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai joined last week.
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