Former Sadio Mane colleague Loris Karius has commented on Mane’s impending transfer and seems to be a great fan of the move from Liverpool to German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Sadio Mane’s imminent transfer to Bayern Munich has been called “crazy” by former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The future of the Senegal international with Liverpool has been uncertain for some time, but the Reds have already moved to recruit Darwin Nunez from Benfica as a potential successor.
The two parties have agreed on a transfer fee, and Mane has already gone to Germany to complete the necessary paperwork.
Sadio Mane, 30, has been a joy to watch during his time with Liverpool, contributing to the club’s recent victories in the Premier League and Champions League and scoring 120 goals in 269 appearances overall.
The Senegalese international’s tenure at Anfield will come to an end thanks to a £35 million deal that the Reds have reached with the Bundesliga’s heavyweights.
Liverpool will be paid a fixed fee of €32 million (£27.4 million) plus €9 million (£7.7 million) in add-ons.
Karius, a former teammate of Mane’s at Liverpool, is intrigued by the fact that Bayern Munich was able to secure Mane’s services and is eager to watch the striker compete in the German Bundesliga.
He stated, “It would be a crazy transfer for Bayern because he’s one of the top players at Liverpool,” in an interview with Sky Germany.
“You can only applaud Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga if they are successful in signing someone like him. I would be thrilled for the Bundesliga because it would bring in another star.”
Fascinatingly, Mane and Karius might go back together in the upcoming season. After six turbulent years with the team, the German goalkeeper has left Merseyside.
He joined the Reds from Mainz 05, and under Jurgen Klopp, he overcame Simon Mignolet to become the team’s starting goalkeeper.
Karius was then loaned out to Union Berlin and Besiktas after a string of mistakes cost him his position.
He spent the previous season with Liverpool’s underclassmen, and he is now leaving on a free transfer with the possibility of going back to Germany.
Mane’s move to the Allianz Arena would also mark the end of a highly successful six-year tenure at Anfield after his 2016 arrival from Southampton.
He has contributed throughout that time to the club’s victories in the FA Cup, Premier League, and Champions League, among many other titles.
According to pundit Andy Townsend, despite the current champions’ apparent monopoly on the Bundesliga title, it will not be as easy for Mane to add to his medal pile in the Bundesliga, even if he travels to Bayern with that goal in mind.
He stated the following to talkSPORT: “With Liverpool, Sadio Mané won the league, the Champions League, and everything.
At Liverpool, he might have thought his task was accomplished. He desired new experiences and difficulties.
Even if Bayern is a top team, the Bundesliga is far from a walk in the park. It will still be difficult.”