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Sadio Mane said it was the “right moment” to join Bayern Munich from Liverpool after he completed his move to the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday.

Bayern have reportedly paid a fee which could rise to $AUD62 million for Mane, who scored 120 goals in his trophy-laden six years with Liverpool.

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The Senegal star has signed a three-year deal and his arrival is seen as a coup for Julian Nagelsmann’s men and the Bundesliga.

“I chose Bayern Munich because although I had other offers, it is the right moment to move on and come here,” he told a press conference.

“I met the coach (Nagelsmann) and for me it was really important to know the project. I could see myself playing in the team straight away and I didn’t think twice.”

His signing will ease the pain for Bayern if wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski leaves the club, while Germany winger Serge Gnabry is also stalling over a contract extension.

Mane played anywhere across a front three during his time at Liverpool.

“I can play in three or four different positions and am happy playing anywhere, he said.

Sadio Mane has moved to Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)Source: AFP


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“I am here to help my team — that is the most important thing.”

The 30-year-old won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup titles on Merseyside.

“One of Liverpool’s greatest ever players is leaving and we must acknowledge how significant this is,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“The goals he scored, the trophies he won … a legend, for sure, but also a modern-day Liverpool icon.”

Mane isn’t the only forward at Liverpool heading for the exit door.

Numerous reports claim Japanese star Takumi Minamino is bound for Monaco for $22m and will sign a five-year deal with the club.

The 27-year-old joined Liverpool in January 2020 for $12.8 million from Red Bull Salzburg but has struggled for consistent starts and spent six months on loan at Southampton in the 2020/21 season.

It continues the reshaping of Liverpool’s attacking stocks, with cult hero Divock Origi being released and likely to sign with AC Milan.

But jetting in to Merseyside is $150m star Darwin Nunez from Benfica as well as talented teenager Fabio Carvalho from Fulham.