Former Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has left Bayern Munich to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
Despite initially impressing, the 31-year-old scored 12 goals in 38 games for Bayern in an unsuccessful season.
He was also involved in a scuffle with Leroy Sane in the Manchester City dressing room after losing a Champions League game.
Reports suggest the German champions have recouped most of the £35 million they paid Liverpool for Mane a year ago.
According to reports, the German champions have recouped the majority of the £35 million they paid Liverpool for Mane a year ago.
Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen stated that the former Southampton player, who has signed a four-year contract with Al-Nassr, did not have an “easy year” since moving from Anfield.
“He was not able to contribute as much as we all, and he himself, had hoped,” said Dreesen.
Speaking on Mane, Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel said he and Mane agreed “it was the best solution to untie the knot”.
“We had a long, big hug, and we both agreed we don’t like what’s happening now, but we think it’s for the best in this situation,” said the Bayern coach.
“Sometimes things don’t work out as everybody wants. I have always had a very good relationship with him, and this will stay.
“I can totally understand he feels hurt, and I also wouldn’t feel happy if things like this happened.
Obviously, it’s something that we didn’t bring to its full potential, which is my responsibility, but in this particular situation, it was the best solution to untie the knot.”
Al-Nassr have in their ranks, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, Brazil full-back Alex Telles, and Ivory Coast midfielder Seko Fofana.