Sadio Mane has admitted that he is disappointed with the way his time at Bayern Munich has ended, but he wishes the club and its fans the best for the future.
The Senegalese winger is set to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr in a £34 million deal, after just one season at the Allianz Arena.
Mane told Sky Sports: "Leaving FC Bayern hurts me. I would have wished for a different ending. I know that I could have helped the team this season. I wanted to prove it to everyone this season. Nevertheless, I only wish the club and the fans the best for the future."
Mane joined Bayern from Liverpool last summer, and although he won the Bundesliga title, the move didn't go entirely to plan. He suffered an injury that meant he couldn't represent Senegal at the World Cup in Qatar, and he was also suspended and fined by Bayern after reports that he punched team-mate Leroy Sane in the dressing room following a defeat to Manchester City.
In total, Mane made 38 appearances for Bayern, scoring 12 goals and providing six assists.
Despite his disappointment, Mane is looking to the future with optimism. He is set to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, and he is confident that he can help the club achieve success.
"I'm excited to start this new chapter in my career," Mane said. "I'm looking forward to playing in Saudi Arabia and helping Al-Nassr achieve their goals."
Mane's departure from Bayern is a blow to the club, but it is an opportunity for the 30-year-old to start a new chapter in his career. He is a talented player with a lot to offer, and he will be looking to prove himself at Al-Nassr.