Sadio Mané has landed this Tuesday at the Munich airport to close his transfer to Bayern. The arrival of the Senegalese striker could open the door for Robert Lewandowski, who has stated on several occasions his firm intention to leave the Bavarian club to join Barça next season.
In some images offered by Sky Sports, the now 30-year-old Liverpool striker is seen leaving a private jet upon arrival in the German city and on the same runway he has been picked up by a car. Mané subsequently passed the medical examination, already wearing a Bayern Munich shirt.
As reported by the BBC, the agreement between the Reds and the Munich club for the transfer of the African, whose contract ended next year, has been closed at 41 million euros, of which 9 will be variable depending on both the collective achievements as individuals. The official announcement of the signing and the presentation of the player is scheduled for the next few hours.
If the signing of Mané is confirmed, who this year has scored 23 goals in 51 games with Liverpool, Bayern would have a guaranteed substitute for Lewandowski. The 33-year-old Pole's contract ends in 2023 and this season he has scored 50 goals in 46 games between the Bundesliga, the Champions League, the Cup and the German Super Cup.
For now, Bayern have been adamant about the wishes of their star striker, who has been with the German champions since 2014. "I don't want to force anything, that's not what it's about. It's about finding the best solution. You have to cool down your emotions." I want to speak calmly and not through the media," the striker recently said about his firm intention to leave the team.
"We are in the fortunate situation of not having financial emergencies. We want the best players with us and Robert is one of the best. That is why I am sure that he will continue with us next season," explained the president of Bayern, for his part. Herbert Hainer, in the same line as other directors and representatives of the club such as Oliver Kahn, general manager.
According to several German media, Barça presented a first offer for Lewandowski of 30 million euros and later a second of 32 million plus five in variables, but both were rejected by Bayern, who would be willing to accept a fixed amount of 40 million , more or less what they will pay for Mané.