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Who is Sadio Mané, FC Bayern’s Newest Acquisition?

Sadio Mane
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Sadio Mané is a top, top footballer. Known for his electrifying pace, technical movement, and long-range shooting, the Senegalese will be joining a fearsome FC Bayern attack, featuring even more lightning-quick players such as Alphonso Davies, Leroy Sané, Kingsley Coman, and Serge Gnabry

Signed from Liverpool, where he formed a fluid partnership with Mohamed Salah, and instrumental quartet Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, he made his name cutting in from the left flank and working with Jürgen Klopp’s narrow counterpressing system. In 2022, Mané has also played centrally, working as a deeper striker, dropping into space, asking for ball to feet, and turning into space or playing his teammates in

An unselfish winger and now converted playmaker, it was at Salzburg and then Southampton where he first made his name, following a single opening professional season at Metz. Still the English Premier League record-holder for the fastest hat-trick with his three strikes against Aston Villa in 2 minutes and 56 seconds, his attacking prowess and defensive contribution is unmatched by any other attacker in his team. Disciplined and determined, his trophy cabinet is also respectable, earning a first European title at Liverpool followed by the league title one year later

Initially rising through the youth ranks of Génération Foot in Senegal’s footballing pyramid, he moved to France in 2011 and managed 22 appearances, scoring two goals. A transfer to the Salzburg outfit soon followed, with a return of 31 goals in 63 league matches persuading Southampton to lure him to England. Although a sour ending brought his time in Austria to a close, his performances in the Premier League garnered the interest of Liverpool, with a 40m€ transfer fee making him the most expensive African player at the time

Internationally, he was part of the 2012 Olympics squad before representing Senegal in their recent continental competitions, incldugin the Africa Cup of Nations and 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is currently the country’s record top-scorer with 33 goals in 91 appearances, a positive return for a winger. He regularly contributes to philanthropy projects in his hometown Bambali, funding schools, hospitals, and industrial development to improve the living situation and infrastructure

A shy and humble footballer, Sadio Mané’s personal qualities has likened him to N’Golo Kanté, staying grounded with success and being gracious in defeat. His selflessness and humility has contributed well to his on-field performances. We look forward to watching him at the Allianz Arena

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