Sadio Mane is close to leaving Liverpool and joining Bayern Munich.
The two clubs finally reached an agreement that would end the forward’s six-year spell at Liverpool after having two earlier bids rejected.
The Senegal international’s future at the club came into question with only 12 months left on his contract and with the arrival of Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a club-record deal worth up to €100 million.
According to sources close to the matter, Liverpool have agreed on a fee with the Bundesliga champions in a total package worth €41 million ($42.9m) although the deal has not been fully completed.
Liverpool will receive €32m ($33.5m) up front for Mane, 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 and played a crucial role as the club returned to the top of English football becoming the only club to challenge Machester City during their stellar run.
He helped the club lift the Champions League in 2019, reaching the final another two times, and helped Liverpool end a 30-year wait for a Premier League title in 2020.
Bayern Munich will be hoping that Sadio Mane can replicate the same form in Germany, especially with the speculation of the departure of Robert Lewandowski.
After Mane’s departure, all eyes will turn to Salah’s situation at Liverpool with the Egyptian also entering the final twelve months of his deal without a new contract.