BAYERN MUNICH celebrated the arrival of Sadio Mane by lighting up the Allianz Arena with his name in an incredible show.
The Bundesliga champions sealed their sensational £35m deal for the ex-Liverpool superstar on Wednesday.
Mane has officially signed a three-year deal with the club.
And the Bayern bosses celebrated the move in style as darkness fell over Munich.
The streets surrounding the Allianz Arena hummed in a red glow, with a row of glittering white lights spelling out the name “Mane” along the side.
FC Bayern Munich shared the incredible snap of their stadium on Instagram with the simple caption “Mane”.
Earlier in the day, Mane was unveiled as a Bayern player, with the former Southampton winger posing in his new club kit.
Even before his move was officially completed, the 30-year-old Senegalese admitted that he “saw” himself in Munich straight away.
Mane admitted: “When my agent first told me about Bayern’s interest, I was immediately enthusiastic.
“I saw myself there straight away… it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and the team is always fighting for every title.
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“So it was a very good idea for me and the right decision to come here.”
Upon his arrival, Mané revealed: “I’m really happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich.
“We talked a lot and I felt a lot of interest from this great club from the start, so I had no doubts.
“It is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also in Europe.
“During my time in Salzburg I saw a lot of Bayern games – I like this club very much!”
Bayern President Herbert Hainer adds: “Sadio Mane is a world star who underlines the attractiveness of FC Bayern and increases the attractiveness of the entire Bundesliga.
“It’s for such unique footballers that fans come to stadiums.”
Chairman of the board and ex-Bayern star Oliver Kahn said: “With his outstanding performance and his great successes at the highest international level over many years, there are very few players like him in the world.
“We are sure that Sadio Mane will delight our fans with his spectacular style of play for years to come.
“He is ambitious and really wants to win more titles. This package is very powerful.
“With players like him at FC Bayern, all big goals are possible.”
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But Mane himself revealed he will always love Liverpool and plans to follow their progress after Mohamed Salah paid tribute to his old pal.
Mane said: “After both clubs agreed [the transfer]I sent a long text message to say goodbye to everyone, which is normal.
“They were just as sad as I was, but it’s part of life. We just have to accept it.
“After every game I play in Munich, I will come into the dressing room and definitely watch Liverpool because I will always be Liverpool’s No. 1 fan.
“I just want to say good luck to them and keep an eye on them.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5622765/bayern-munich-sadio-mane-transfer-stadium-liverpool/ Bayern Munich light up the Allianz Arena with Sadio Mane’s name in incredible display following his £35m transfer from Liverpool