Sadio Mane’s £35m move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich is DONE, with a fee of £27.5m and £7.5m in add-ons agreed to end his Anfield era… but will he play with Robert Lewandowski?
- Sadio Mane has reportedly sealed his move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich
- Bayern have reached a £35million agreement to sign the Senegal international
- Mane will therefore leave Anfield and join Julian Nagelsmann’s men next season
- He has already put pen to paper on a three-year contract at the Allianz Arena
Bayern had seen two bids rejected for the Senegal international, having initially started their offer at £25million and then increased it to £30million.
But according to Sky Germany, Mane’s switch to Munich is now a ‘done deal’ after Liverpool accepted an improved offer from the Bundesliga champions.
Sadio Mane has reportedly completed his £35million move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich
German outlet BILD claim Liverpool were initially demanding £34million upfront plus another £4million in bonuses.
Bayern officials were keen not to go over the £35million mark, nevertheless, and were eventually able to renegotiate for £27.5million upfront followed by a further £7.5million in bonus payments.
Mane is therefore set to bring the curtain down on an iconic six-year career at Anfield, which saw him produce 120 goals in 269 games while winning every major honour available.
Football journalist Fabrizio Romano reported earlier this week that he had agreed a three-year contract with Bayern, who then needed to make a breakthrough in discussions with Liverpool for the transfer to go ahead.
Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann has got his man after the club reached a ‘total agreement’
Mane has already agreed a three-year deal to sign for the German champions this summer
Now Allianz Arena chiefs look to have struck a deal with the Reds, having sent a handful of representatives over to England to negotiate it.
Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic made the trip to the UK to hold talks with Liverpool counterpart Julian Ward in Manchester, according to The Mirror.
Salihamidzic and Co felt that face-to-face discussions with Ward would get the transfer over the line, and with reports now suggesting a £35million agreement has been sealed that strategy appears to have worked wonders.
Jurgen Klopp is losing one of his most important attackers this summer, with Mane proving instrumental in Liverpool’s success over the past three years.
Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic made the trip over to the UK to get the deal over the line
Mane has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp in the past three years
After joining from Southampton in 2016, the winger got his hands on a first piece of silverware when Klopp’s men prevailed in the Champions League final three years later.
He then played a key part in their Premier League title triumph the following year, before adding the FA Cup and League Cup to his collection last season.
It remains to be seen whether Mane lines up alongside Robert Lewandowski in attack next term amid speculation surrounding the striker’s future at Bayern.
Lewandowski recently expressed his desire for a new challenge, saying: ‘My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to play for this club anymore.’
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are leading the race to sign the Poland international, who fired home 50 goals in all competitions in 2021/22.