This week saw one of Liverpool’s key players Sadio Mane make his move to the German giants Bayern Munich for €32m ($33.5m) up front, with a further €6m ($6.3m) due when he meets a specified appearance clause and an additional €3m ($3.15m) based on individual and team achievements.
Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016, arriving within the first 12 months of manager Jurgen Klopp’s reign, and played a crucial role as the club returned to the top of English football — he lifted the Champions League in 2019 and helped to end the club’s 30-year wait for a Premier League title in 2020.
He also won the Club World Cup (2019), FA Cup (2022) and Carabao Cup (2022) as he scored 120 goals in 269 games in all competitions during his time at Liverpool.
Sadio Mane was talking to the media during the week and the AFCON winner said;
“This is the right time for this challenge,”
“I felt the great interest of this big club from the start so there was no doubt in my mind.”
“With his outstanding performances and his great successes at the highest international level over many years, there are very few players like him in the world,” added Bayern’s chief executive Oliver Kahn.
“We’re sure that Sadio Mane will delight our fans in the coming years with his spectacular style of play. He’s ambitious and eager to win more titles. This package is very strong. With players like him at FC Bayern, all the biggest goals are possible.”
There’s no doubt that the German’s are getting an outstanding player and on his day he’s one of the best in the world and at times he is probably under appreciated for just how good he really is. Can he become the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer this season, check out the offers on Spinsify.
Last week Liverpool confirmed the signing of Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an initial £64m.
Jurgen Klopp’s management team are extremely good at making smart buys and moving the team along every year, but you just wonder with Manchester City signing the new football sensation Erling Haaland and Mohammad Salah just after turning 30 and still not signing a new contract, could this be the end of the brilliant Liverpool team?
It’s going to make for another cracking season and highly competitive once again with Manchester United having a new manager, Spurs and Arsenal both strengthening their squads. Where do you see Liverpool finishing and can the Reds make a few more signings? They will definitely miss Sadio Mane’s brilliance, that’s one thing for sure..