This transfer is proving to be a fantastic fit in terms of transfers.
You probably already know this, but Sadio Mane is a gem that Bayern Munich acquired, and we can’t stop talking about it. The former Liverpool player is setting an example for what Mia San Mia means rather than being content with being just another team member.
Sport1 reports that Mane’s amiable, sociable, and open demeanor is uplifting the Sabener Strasse. The incredible attention to detail with which the Senegalese star trains, not only for himself but also for those around him, is admired by teammates, coaches, and club staff.
Mane is known to be one of the first to arrive on the training ground and regularly volunteers to put in extra shifts on his days off. In training, he’s taken aside younger talents like Paul Wanner and Gabriel Vidovic to give them advice and feedback. More established youngsters like Jamal Musiala and Alphonso Davies get along extremely well with the former Premier League star, preferring to communicate in English. Meanwhile, Mane is working with Bayern’s French contingent to speed up his integration into the team.
But wait, there’s more! Last Sunday, when the first team starters had a day off, Mane visited the Grunwalder Stadion to watch FCBII play against Viktoria Aschaffenburg. Along with him came his friend, Desire Segbe Azankpo, who Bayern signed for the reserve team to help Mane with his transition to living in Germany. The Senegalese star interacted with the fans present also spoke to the second team coaches and held some small talk.
This was less than 48 hours after Mane played a full 90 minutes against reigning Europa League champion Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga opener, where he even scored a goal. No one would’ve said a word if he’d just taken his Sunday off like the rest of the squad, but it’s clear that Sadio Mane is a player who sees the value in connecting with his new team. This was on display when he grabbed a megaphone and began celebrating with the Bayern ultras following the 6-1 win.
That’s the Mia San Mia mentality on display, folks.
Mane is a player who obviously has nothing left to prove. Even if he performed his duties with the cool professionalism that Robert Lewandowski was renowned for, fans would still adore him. But Mane, who is 30 years old and has seen a gradual decline in his physical capabilities, is aware of the need to add more than just his physical attributes to the team that just hired him. He recognizes the value of becoming a part of the club’s culture, interacting with the supporters, and developing the next generation of young people. In a team with many young players and a very young coach, his experience stands out, and he is eager to use it for the benefit of the organization.
Mane is obviously not just here to score goals and get paid. Although his devotion to Liverpool FC and Jurgen Klopp is well known, he doesn’t seem to be having any trouble adjusting to his new surroundings. He’s demonstrating the proper conduct expected of a new signing. It appears that following in his footsteps will lead to admiration and success.