Barely days have completing his move from Bayern Munich to Al Nassr in Saudi Pro league, Mane’s PR manager Bacary Cisse has opened up on what led to Mane being unwelcomed within Bayern Munich management.

In his statement, Cisse says that, “It wasn’t a footballing decision (to sell him).

”Sadio’s salary bothered the Germans, they didn’t understand how an African joins the club and becomes the top earner ahead of everyone, so they wanted to get rid of him.

They never called the player’s representatives. They never told Sadio face-to-face that they wanted to get rid of him.

They just sent (Thomas) Tuchel to tell him that he will be a third choice left winger. Cisse continued: ”He was professional until the end.

But the people in charge at Bayern weren’t fair. They first leaked to the media they were ready to sell him for €20m (£17.3m).

But after he returned to training and they saw he was doing well, they raised the price to €30m (£25.9m).’Sadio didn’t steal his money.

From the first meeting with Bayern, he gave them his word that he would join, without talking about the salary. His representatives negotiated that salary for him”.

Bayern Munich denied any of the accusations and issued the following statement in response to the claims from Mane’s PR manager.

”We have terminated our contract with Sadio Mane by mutual consent.

Accusations of racism, as they are now being raised again from Sadio’s environment, are unfounded and were so from the beginning.

Our coach Thomas Tuchel never said to Sadio that he was no longer allowed to use him. FC Bayern appreciated Sadio Mane as a person and as a player.

Unfortunately, our common goals, which we had set ourselves with his commitment, have not been fulfilled.That happens in football. We wish Sadio all the best and every success at his new club.”


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