Sadio Mane leaves Bayern Munich to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr
The former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has joined Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, joining Cristiano Ronaldo’s team.
Despite initially impressing, he scored 12 goals in 38 games for Bayern.
Senegal’s player also had a physical altercation with Leroy Sane in Manchester City’s dressing room after losing a Champions League match.
A year ago, the German champions paid Liverpool £35m for Mane, and reports suggest they have recovered most of that money.
According to Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen, the former Southampton player, who has signed a four-year deal with Al-Nassr, has had a challenging year.
The contributions he made were not as significant as we had hoped,” said Dreesen.
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In an earlier statement on Tuesday, Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel said he and Mane agreed it was the best way to end their relationship.
“We had a long, big hug and both agreed it’s not what we want, but we believe it’s best in the end,” said the Bayern coach.
My relationship with him has always been a very good one, and this will continue. Sometimes things do not turn out the way we want them to.
“I totally understand how he feels, and I would also be upset if something like this were to happen.
As a result, we didn’t maximize its potential, and that’s my fault. However, in this instance, it was the best way to untie the knot.
Having signed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo in December, Al Nassr added Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, Brazilian full-back Alex Telles, and Ivory Coast midfielder Seko Fofana this summer.