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Departing Liverpool ace Mane: I was immediately excited when Bayern Munich called

Departing Liverpool star Sadio Mane has spoken about his reasons for joining Bayern Munich.

Mane is joining Bayern Munich this week, and has already completed some of the paperwork as part of the transfer agreement.

The Senegalese winger has played a vital part in Liverpool's success over the past six years, winning six trophies.

However, he wants a new challenge, and believes Bayern is the ideal destination.

"When my agent first told me about Bayern's interest, I was immediately excited," Mane said in an interview with Bild.

"I saw myself there right away. For me it was the right club at the right time.

"It's one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title. So for me it was a very good idea and the right decision to come here."

Asked why he made a quick decision to join Bayern, Mane said: "My agent told me that there were enquiries from other clubs. That's part of the business.

"But I got the feeling right away when Bayern presented their plan to me. I found myself in Bayern's plan more than anyone else."

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