Sadio Mané will have a medical before signing a three-year contract with Bayern Munich since Liverpool have accepted Bayern’s latest offer. Bayern will pay a guaranteed £28 million, with the sum potentially rising to £35 million with add-ons.
Sadio Mané informed Liverpool of his wish to depart immediately after the Champions League final, and Bayern was his first choice. Before an agreement was reached on Friday, two bids from the German champions were turned down.
The Senegalese international has been at Liverpool since 2016, and he decided it was time for a change. His contract had one year left on it.
Liverpool needed a replacement — and a good price – so they signed Darwin Núñez from Benfica this week in a deal worth up to £85 million. Núñez, who will turn 23 next Monday, is seven years Mané’s junior.
Robert Lewandowski is determined to leave Bayern Munich for Barcelona, who are preparing a new proposal for the striker after agreeing to personal conditions. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the Polish striker, but Bayern has stated that he will not be allowed to leave the club.
Mané is the second first-team forward to leave Anfield, following Divock Origi, who was a far more peripheral character and is set to join Serie A champions Milan next week. Mané started 32 Premier League games and 11 Champions League games for Liverpool in the 2021-22 season. He scored 120 goals and assisted 48 times in 269 games for the club.
Mané’s intention to go was communicated in a respectful manner, which Liverpool appreciated. They tried to persuade him to renew his contract, but he was adamant that he saw his future elsewhere.
Attempts to get Mohamed Salah to sign a new contract have also failed, although the Egyptian has stated that he will stay for next season, after which he will become a free agent.
The most known Liverpool summer addition is Núñez, but two other players have joined Jürgen Klopp’s team. The signing of Fabio Carvahlho from Fulham has been confirmed, and Aberdeen have accepted Liverpool’s £6.5 million for right-back Calvin Ramsay.