In addition to offensive finesse, the transfer of Sadio Mané should also bring charisma to FC Bayern. His difficult situation in Munich also causes astonishment in England.
Munich – It's been almost a year since Sadio Mané found his way from Liverpool FC to Säbener Straße to FC Bayern. At the time, it was touted as a transfer coup that, in addition to his sporting quality, was also intended to at least mitigate the departure of the big name Robert Lewandowski. The fact that he has not yet been able to fill any of these roles is now causing great astonishment among some football connoisseurs.
|Born:||10 April 1992 in Bambali/Senegal|
|Previous careers:||FC Metz, FC Red Bull Salzburg, FC Southampton, FC Liverpool, FC Bayern Munich|
|Contract until:||August 30th 2025|
Mané's difficult situation at FC Bayern – injuries and dressing room crash
The season so far, in which the Senegalese has scored seven goals and set up five goals in the Bundesliga, has been marked by bad luck with injuries. An inflammation in the head of the fibula threw him back and cost him 9 competitive games for the German record champions as well as participation in the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.
Home-made problems were recently added when the 31-year-old produced additional negative headlines off the pitch with a physical assault on Leroy Sané. The result was reports of alleged isolation within the cabin. As a result, Mané has not arrived in Munich today either on or off the pitch. In the decisive games in the Champions League, the cup and most recently in the Bundesliga, Mané got little playing time under Thomas Tuchel.
A big misunderstanding? Sadio Mané and FC Bayern. © IMAGO/Eibner-Pressefoto/Memmler
Mané's situation at FC Bayern – Neville is shocked, Reschke takes a critical view of transfer
Greatly surprised by the Senegalese's extremely unfortunate situation in the Bundesliga, someone who knows Mané and the Premier League very well has now expressed his surprise. Gary Neville told Sky UK that he was "shocked" that "Sadio Mané never arrived in Munich".
He still remembers Mané, who made his breakthrough at Liverpool FC, where he produced goals and assists on the assembly line in the league (263 games/111 goals/47 assists). "He was one of the best Premier League players we've seen in the last six years," Neville said. "I just can't believe that this transfer didn't work at all."
Apparently, the "mismatch" is now so big that FC Bayern recently considered a swap deal – possibly to be able to finance another desired striker. Critical remarks on the personnel also came from Michael Reschke. The former technical director said on the Sport1 podcast "Die Bayern-Woche" that he saw other transfers that the club has made in the recent past as "more promising" with a view to the future than the former attacking star of the Premier League. (nki)