Sadio Mane actually wants to leave Liverpool – FC Bayern is at the front of the queue among those interested. Will there be a mega deal?
Sadio Mane has made his future decision and wants to leave Liverpool FC in the summer. According to information from GOAL and SPOX, the attacking star plans to inform those responsible for the Reds in the near future.
After six years at Liverpool, Mane has decided that he wants to take on a new challenge in his career. This new challenge could be waiting for the 30-year-old offensive player in the Bundesliga. For several weeks there have been rumors about FC Bayern Munich’s great interest in wanting to sign Mane. GOAL and SPOX can confirm that the German record champion is currently the top candidate for his commitment.
Liverpool: Sadio Mane’s departure decided – move to Bayern?
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic has probably already met Manes’ advisor, who is also the advisor to Serge Gnabry, with whom Bayern want to extend the contract that runs until 2023.
There has not yet been an official offer for Mane from Munich. In addition, sources close to Liverpool are convinced that Bayern would have to pay far more than the 30 million euros that the media recently traded as a possible transfer fee. And the English want to be sure that they can present an adequate successor before they give up Mane.
According to information from Sport1, FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann should be able to imagine building a system around the Liverpool star without a real striker if Robert Lewandowski leaves the club in the summer.
The Polish striker had announced through his advisor Pini Zahavi that he wanted to leave FCB after eight years. However, the German record champions, in the person of Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn, insist on compliance with the working paper, which is valid until 2023.
FC Bayern could probably afford Mane’s salary
As far as paying Manes goes, Bayern could probably afford a deal. The salary that the Senegalese is currently earning with the Reds is said to be around twelve million euros a year. A quite manageable sum for Bayern.
Mane has been playing for Liverpool FC since 2016 and has matured into one of the best offensive players in the world at Anfield Road. In 269 competitive games he scored 120 goals and prepared 48. With the Reds, he was the 2019 Champions League winner and the 2020 English champion. He also won the FA and the League Cup once each.