Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is ecstatic after signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mane completed his much-anticipated switch from England to Germany, ending a six-year stay at Anfield.
The Senegalese star signed a three-year deal which will keep him at the Allianz Arena until June 2025.
During his time with The Reds, Mane won the English Premier League title, the Uefa Champions League, the FA Cup, the Uefa Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Nagelsmann said he was very thrilled to have the 30-year-old in his squad, highlighting that the Afcon winner is a very humble and selfless person.
“Very excited by the arrival of Mane, right from the first conversation, he made a very selfless impression, which is extraordinary for a player with such a big name.
“He said, quite modestly, he can imagine himself in any position. It’s rare to experience that in a first conversation, that a player puts themselves completely at the service of the club and the coach – that made our urge to get the signing over the line even greater.”
He concluded by explaining how the German champions managed to beat the likes of Real Madrid to the player’s signature, emphasising that Bayern are a big club that every player would want to play for.
“We are Bayern Munich, we always have the chance to bid for big stars.
“Sometimes we hit financial limits, especially with guys who are playing in England. That was different with Sadio because he has a great desire for our project, our club, and his teammates – I was delighted.”