Sadio Mane is set to join Bayern Munich after the German champions reached a €41 million agreement with Liverpool – with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirming the forward is on his way to the Bundesliga champions.
Liverpool will receive a €32m (£27m/$34m) fixed fee for the Senegal international, with a further €6m (£5m/$6m) available based on appearances and €3m depending on individual and team achievements.
The transfer fee means that Liverpool have sold the winger for more than the £33.5m (€39m/$40m) they paid to sign him from Southampton in 2016 – but for Bayern, it marks a key bit of business in the transfer window.
Talk about the attacker’s arrival at Allianz Arena has been rife for weeks now, with Bayern heavily mooted as the only real destination for him – and now the club look to have got their man.
Speaking to Sky Sport Germany, Salihamidzic was asked on the latest news surrounding Mane’s move following reports of an agreement between the two clubs.
“Yes, he’s coming!” the Bosnian stated.
The 30-year-old informed Liverpool of his desire to leave after their Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid in May.
Mane is ready for a new challenge after six years at Anfield and hinted before the Champions League final that he would be making an announcement on his future.
Bayern were the immediate favourites to sign the attacker, as the German side are in need of further investment in their front line.