AFP – Sadio Mane (AFP; pic below) arrived in Germany on a private jet yesterday to undergo a medical with the Liverpool forward reportedly on the verge of signing for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Broadcaster Sky showed footage of the 30-year-old touching down at Munich airport before being taken to a hospital in the city centre for a medical exam by Bayern’s team doctor.
According to media reports, Mane’s transfer will cost Bayern around EUR41 million.
“I am happy he (Mane) has landed,” Thomas Mueller said while attending a golf tournament in Munich yesterday.
Bayern’s Germany forward, a golf fan, joked that he soon hopes to see Mane hit “lots of birdies” on the city’s courses.
The Senegal forward is expected to sign a three-year contract and is set to hold his first Bayern press conference today.
Mane would be a replacement for wantaway Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked to a Barcelona transfer, and winger Serge Gnabry, who is stalling over a contract extension.