It’s the start of an exciting new chapter for Sadio Mane after signing a three-year contract with Germany’s biggest and most successful club.
Mane had interest from a few clubs including PSG and Real Madrid, but has made the £35million move to Bayern after six great years with Liverpool. Under Klopp he won four major trophies including the Premier League and the Champions League, scoring 120 goals in 269 appearances as part of the deadly trio with Firmino and Salah.
He was one of the key players in Klopp’s set up and he will be missed by Liverpool who are hoping to win the Premier League again next season. And his new club will also be expecting to win the title after dominating German football for the past decade, winning the title 10 times in a row. Dortmund were the last team to take the crown from Bayern when they won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, but they have dominated ever since, with Lewandowski being the league’s top scorer in seven of those seasons.
Lewandowski appears to be leaving Bayern, so they will be looking at Mane to supply the goals and secure the title. Bayern will also be hoping to challenge for the Champions League title again, after their success in 2020.
I can not remember a day I didn’t enjoy watching Mane play. He looks like a player you would like in your team because of the character he has. He has the skill and speed to make it hard to stop him, for any defender. Even when you think you won the battle of stopping him he has another trick that is even harder to overcome. And that’s his winning mentality.
When the fight can get ugly he is the person that will not shy away from joining in. We often say the bigger players are the ones we need to be careful of because of their height, but he has proved over and over again that a real battle of characters doesn’t care about height.
Barcelona looks like the next destination for Lewandowski, with the club looking to compete with their main rivals for La Liga next season after a challenging few seasons. Xavi will be hoping to bring the glory back to Camp nou, and Lewandowski could be a big player to help with that. We could even see a good battle with Benzema for the La Liga golden boot. #mmlove