Schalke FC Savagely Respond to Claims Sadio Mane Is the Biggest Bundesliga Transfer in History

Schalke FC Savagely Respond to Claims Sadio Mane Is the Biggest Bundesliga Transfer in History

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • Schalke savagely responded to suggestions that Sadio Mane is the best ever Bundesliga signing
  • Mane recently completed a sensational move to the German giants in a three-year deal
  • Despite the Senegal international’s talents, Schalke believe their acquisition of Real Madrid legend Raul in 2010 was bigger

Newly-promoted outfit Schalke used their social media to brutally shut down claims that Sadio Mane is the Bundesliga’s best ever signing.

After much anticipation, Bayern Munich finally announced the signing of Mane for £35.1million from Liverpool on Wednesday, June 22.

This brought an end to the Senegal international’s six trophy-laden years at Liverpool, where he won the Champions League and Premier League, among other trophies.

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Raul Gonzalez of Schalke is seen after winning the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match against Viktoria Plzen at Veltins Arena on February 23, 2012. Photo by Lars Baron.
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In total, Mane scored 120 goals in 269 games as a Liverpool player, and was in excellent form last term as well, notching 23 across all competitions.

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There is little doubt the 30-year-old will definitely add quality to the Bayern squad, with the club president Herbert Hainer hailing him as a “unique” footballer.

Nevertheless, sections of football stakeholders felt the hype surrounding Mane was being taken a little too far.

Schalke in particular were discontent with suggestions that Mane was the best signing in the history of the German top flight.

And they took to Twitter to shut down those suggestions in brilliant fashion as the club shared a photo of the legendary Raul Gonzalez along with the caption, “Discussion over”.

Football fans with long memories will remember how Schalke managed to snap up the services of Real Madrid legend Raul in 2010, and the Spaniard went on to spend two years with the German club.

He is largely considered to be one of the best forwards in the history of the game, and this would explain why Schalke were quick to dispute the Sadio Mane claims.

At Schalke, Raul was past his peak, but still managed to score 28 goals in 66 appearances for the club.

Mane among Rio Ferdinand's top 5 African players

Earlier, Sports Brief reported of Rio Ferdinand’s pick for the top five best African players in Premier League history.

In no particular order, the Manchester United legend included Mane, Didier Drogba and Mohammed Salah in the elite list.

Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure, who was a midfield powerhouse during his time, also made the list.

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