Mane has revealed that Bayern’s approach was too difficult to reject and the idea of playing for another European heavyweight was the kind of project he jumped at the chance of being involved in.

“When my agent first told me about Bayern’s interest, I was immediately excited,” Mane told BILD. “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.

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“My agent told me that there were enquiries 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.”

Mane’s final game in a Liverpool shirt was last month’s Champions League final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid. And having lifted the trophy once with the Reds he now has desires of doing the same with the 2020 winners.

Asked about winning Europe’s biggest prize again, he added: “I don’t want to say no. Every kid wants to win the Champions League, every football player in the world. I’m with a very, very competitive team now.

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“But it’s still a bit early to talk about the Champions League final, we haven’t even played a game together yet. Nevertheless we will give everything to get into the final.”

His arrival at the Allianz comes amidst a backdrop of uncertainty over the club’s most important player, Robert Lewandowski. Like Mane on Merseyside, the Poland international has intimated he won’t extend his contract and would like to depart – with Barcelona desperate to land the forward.

But Mane suggested Lewnadowski’s saga hasn’t played on his mind too much, with his full attention on winning titles with the players who will stick around. “I’m not a player who focuses on things like that. I’m here for FC Bayern. And I will do everything to win titles with my teammates!”


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