Sadio Mane, a forward for Al-Nassr, has identified the individual who convinced him to sign with the Saudi Arabian club.
Al-Nassr paid Bayern Munich €30 million to acquire Mane in August.
A catastrophic leg injury and off-field turmoil plagued the former Liverpool player during his brief time with Bayern.
Several European teams, including Chelsea, were said to be keeping tabs on the 31-year-old as early as April.
But now Mane has confessed that his mother urged him to select the Saudi side, and he regrets his decision to join Al-Nassr.
The fact that Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country was a major factor in Mane’s decision to move there, he added (via EuroFoot).
My mom is overjoyed that I went with Al-Nassr, and she insisted I make that decision.
Since then, Mane has begun his professional career with Al-Nassr, where he has joined Cristiano Ronaldo, the team’s captain, on the offensive line.
The former Southampton player has five goals in six games for Al-Nassr so far this season.