After leaving Bayern Munich, Sadio Mane, a former forward for Liverpool, has joined five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr. The 31-year-old Senegalese player had a lackluster season at Bayern. As he scored just 12 goals in 38 games after a bright start.
Sadio Mane teams up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr.
According to reports, Bayern has almost recovered the £35 million it spent on Mane from Liverpool barely a year ago. After a challenging year that included a brawl with Leroy Sane in the Manchester City locker room after a Champions League loss, Mane has moved to Al-Nassr. CEO of Bayern, Jan-Christian Dreesen, admitted that Mane’s time at the team has not been easy since leaving Anfield.
Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel disclosed that he and Mane agreed that splitting up was the wisest course of action. Tuchel emphasized that he and Mane have always had a good relationship and that relationship will continue despite this choice.
Al-Nassr has been active in the transfer market; they added Ivory Coast midfielder Seko Fofana, Brazil full-back Alex Telles, and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in the summer. In December, they signed Cristiano Ronaldo. Mane’s arrival enables the Saudi Arabian club to bolster its team in anticipation of success in domestic and international leagues.