“Bayern Munich are ungrateful!”
“Sadio Mane’s public relations manager has claimed that Bayern Munich’s decision to sell him is ungrateful and not for footballing reasons,” the Daily Mail reported on June 6 (KST).
Senegalese forward Mane was transferred to Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr on February 2. It was a bittersweet departure for the player, who was released just a year after his ambitious move to Munich.
The club and its fans had high hopes for Mane when he arrived in Munich. Prior to his arrival, Mane had spent six years at world-class club Liverpool, where he scored 120 goals in 268 appearances, making him one of the leading strikers in Africa and the Premier League.
The Bavarians were so impressed with his performances that they made a €40 million (approximately $575 million) transfer last summer. Mane arrived in Munich with high expectations, but he had a disappointing year last season, scoring just 12 goals and providing six assists in all competitions, including seven goals and five assists in the league.
In addition to his lackluster performances, he also landed in hot water for assaulting teammate Leroy Sane. He was disciplined by the club for punching Zane in the face in the locker room following the 0-3 first leg loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals of the 2022/23 season in March.
Ultimately, Munich parted ways with Mane, who had only been with the club for a year and hadn’t lived up to his transfer fee and expectations, and had caused controversy by punching a teammate. They recouped some of their losses by receiving a €30 million transfer fee from Al Nasr for Mane.
When the player eventually left the club and headed to Saudi Arabia, Mane’s publicist, Bakary Cisse, criticized Munich for neglecting his client.
“Selling Mane was not a footballing decision,” Cisse told After Foot RMC, explaining that “Mane’s salary bothered Munich, they didn’t understand that he was the highest paid player in the club, so they wanted to get rid of him.”
When Mane signed with Munich last summer, he was reportedly promised a salary in the neighborhood of €20 million per year.
“The Bavarians did not directly tell Mane that they wanted to sell him, but Munich coach Thomas Tuchel told him that he would be a third option on the left wing,” he added.
“Mane has nothing to prove at Munich. It was Liverpool that made him what he is, not Munich, but Bayern Munich were ungrateful,” he said, adding, “Munich were paying a lot of money for Mane, and this hurt them.”토스카지노
“Mane was a professional from start to finish, but he didn’t play fair with the people in charge at Munich,” Cisse continued.
“Munich initially leaked to the press that they were ready to release Mane for €20 million,” he said. “Then, after seeing him back in training and doing well, Munich increased the transfer fee to €30 million.