Sadio Mane is heading to Bayern Munich, which will end his successful six-year spell at Liverpool.
Liverpool had struck a deal with the Bundesliga champions for the transfer of the Senegalese striker in a package totaling 41 million euros ($42.9 million), a person familiar with the situation said on Friday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the details of the deal, which has yet to be finalized.
Liverpool will receive an advance of 32 million euros ($33.5 million) for Mane, and 6 million euros ($6.3 million) when there is a player specific appearance clause and an additional 3 million euros ($3.15 million) for individual and team. basis will be completed. Achievements.
Mane has had possibly the best season of his career, scoring a decisive goal in a penalty shootout to win the Africa Cup of Nations for Senegal, helping his country qualify for the World Cup and a campaign for Liverpool. Being a star The English club came very close to achieving an unprecedented quadruple major trophies.
His last game for Liverpool was a 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last month.
He has won every major honor with Liverpool – the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2019, the Premier League in 2020 and the FA Cup and League Cup in 2022 – and is looking for a new challenge in his 30s.
Mane has primarily played for Liverpool as a left winger, but switched to a centre-forward in the second half of last season after the signing of Luis Diaz. He impressed in his new role, scoring nine goals in his last 14 appearances in all competitions.
Mane’s arrival at Bayern will come amid uncertainty over the future of striker Robert Lewandowski, who revealed last month that he wants to leave the German side. For their part, Liverpool have already signed a replacement for Mane: young Uruguayan Darwin Nez.