Signing players is a complicated business. It’s not enough to just land up on a player’s doorstep with a big bag full of cash — you need to prove that you want them at your club. Sometimes, this is accomplished by standard tactics. At Bayern Munich however, in the case of the Sadio Mane transfer, it was accomplished via a nightclub in Mallorca.

Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic was photographed partying at a nightclub several months ago, which earned him the ire of the German media (especially Lothar Matthaus). It was an unprofessional look for the Bayern sporting director, as he was supposed to be in the middle of planning the club’s crucial summer transfer window.

However, Brazzo was always one step ahead of us.