Liverpool To Lose £7.5M If Sadio Mane Joins Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr 

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Liverpool are set to lose out on the add-on bonus should ex-player Sadio Mane move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr.

Liverpool To Lose £7.5M If Sadio Mane Joins Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr 

Mane left Liverpool twelve months ago and now is keen on a move again. The Saudi club have agreed a £30 million deal to sign the 31-year-old this summer.

The Senegal international arrived Bayern after a massive season with the Reds, the move was seen as a coup for then-Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann.

Sadio Mane was given a £250,000-a-week deal at the Allianz Arena after being an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Premier League.

Bayern Munich paid £27.5million to sign the former Southampton star in June 2022, with an additional £7.5m included in the deal if the player meet the requirements of performance-based add-ons.

However, Saio Mane did not perform well for Bayern after leaving Liverpool and is on his way to Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr.

This means that these clauses will not be activated and the Reds will lose out on the performance-based bonus as stated in the contract.

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Mane enjoyed a good start in Germany, scoring in the club’s DFL-Supercup victory over RB Leipzig and went on to score three in his first three Bundesliga starts.

The Senegalese struggled to maintain form, despite being in the starting line up regularly, with Nagelsmann noting that Mane needed to adapt.

Mane could not replicate the massive form he enjoyed at Liverpool and later suffered an injury against Werder Bremen in November leaving him on the sidelines three months and ruling him out of the World Cup in Qatar.

The winger faced setback as he was suspended for hitting team-mate Leroy Sane after the pair became embroiled in a row following Bayern’s Champions League exit.

Liverpool To Lose £7.5M If Sadio Mane Joins Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr 
Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane arguing on the pitch as Bayern was eliminated from the Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann as coach but did not fancy Mane as it looked likely he was going to leave the club.

Should Mane move to Al-Nassr, he will be joining the likes of fellow former Premier League stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Telles, and David Ospina.

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Joshua Kimmich Blames Bayern After Mane’s Move From Liverpool

Joshua Kimmich defends Mane’s lack of form for Bayern saying it was Bayern Munich’s inconsistent form that caused his downward trend.

Mane – who is on the verge of joining Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr – only spent a year at the German capital.

Kimmich has some sympathy for Mane and has defended the forward and his performances last season.

Speaking to Bild in an interview, the German international said: “He played a very good first half of the season last season and had good stats.”

“It wasn’t his fault alone that things weren’t going well for us. The big picture was not good for us.”

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“You are a new player abroad – with a new language, new culture and new people. When you join as a top star and have to listen to a lot of criticism – some rightly, some wrongly – I can imagine it’s not easy.”

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Senegal national team, he was born on 10 April 1992.

Mane is regarded as one of the best players in the world and also one of the greatest African players of all time. He is known for pressing, dribbling, and pace.

Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool for a deal worth £35 million last summer after 6 years at Anfield.

He started strong for the German team as he managed to get 11 goals and four assists by mid-November just months after he moved.

Liverpool To Lose £7.5M If Sadio Mane Joins Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr 

His form suffered a setback and had to undergo surgery after suffering a tendon injury to his right fibula, which prevented him from competing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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