SADIO MANE saw himself playing for Bayern Munich as soon as his agent told him of the transfer interest.
The Senegal superstar is set to leave Liverpool, where he has enjoyed glittering individual and team success for the last six years of his career.
Sadio Mane was spotted in Bayern’s colours for the first time as he revealed his excitement at the move
The Liverpool player is undergoing his medical in Germany
Mane helped Liverpool win their first league title in 30 years.
He also helped the Reds win the Champions League – and reach two more finals – one FA Cup and a Carabao Cup.
Speaking to Bild on his imminent £35million move to the dominant German champions, Mane said: “When my agent first told me about Bayern’s interest, I was immediately excited.
“I saw myself there right away… It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title.
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“So for me it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here.”
Mane is undergoing his medical and has been spotted for the first time in Bayern’s gear.
The 30-year-old also stopped to sign autographs.
Despite Mane’s optimism on the move, some ex-Liverpool stars aren’t so pleased to see the player leave.
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Dean Saunders reckons Mane will “ruin the best two years” of his footballing career at Bayern.
Saunders said on talkSPORT: “Nothing against the club, it’s a great club, but the league is nowhere near a challenge for Mane.
“He’ll get goals. They win 5-0 every week, only one team can win the league.
“It’s not a challenge. He will get in his armchair, light a cigar up, he’ll play for Bayern in third gear and he’ll coast for two years and ruin the best two years of his life as a footballer.
“At the end of his career, if he said to you ‘come and look at my trophy cabinet’, the German league winners medal will be right at the back.”