SADIO MANE’S transfer from Liverpool to Bayern Munich saw the ‘Spartak Moscow clause’ accepted.
Mane, 30, completed a transfer from Liverpool to Bayern for £35million earlier this week.
However, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has revealed that Liverpool accepted one of these exaggerated clauses.
He told Sport Bild: “There were bonuses with our entry offer – models that were initially ridiculed by one side or the other.
“Let’s put it this way: Liverpool accepted what is now known as the ‘Spartak-Moscow Clause’ – so it couldn’t have been that far-fetched.”
Mane had one year left on his deal at Liverpool, but wanted to leave in order to find a new challenge which he now looks set to do with Bayern.
The Senegalese star joined Liverpool in 2016 from Southampton, scoring 120 goals and creating 48 in 269 appearances across six years at Anfield.
The Reds have wasted no time in finding his replacement, signing Benfica star Darwin Nunez in a deal which could rise to £85million.
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