Bayern Munich are reportedly closing in on the capture of Sadio Mane, who has agreed a three-year contract with the Bundesliga giants.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has recently offered an update on the future of Sadio Mane. The Liverpool attacker is closing in on a move to Bayern Munich, having reached a verbal agreement over a three-year contract in Bavaria. The player is prepared to put an end to his spell at Anfield and take the next step in his career by moving to the Bundesliga.
Fabrizio Romano suggests Bayern Munich are in the final stages of negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer fee. The Bavarians have had a couple of their earlier bids rejected by the Premier League giants, but they are set to table fresh terms that should convince the Reds to sanction the exit of their prized attacker.
Bayern Munich verbally agreeing personal terms with Mane comes in the aftermath of Liverpool announcing the arrival of Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan superstar has joined the Reds on a long-term contract, with the club paying a fortune for the services of the ex-SL Benfica forward.
Nunez is expected to serve as the direct replacement for Mane. The youngster is capable of operating anywhere across the frontline and his technical prowess, coupled with his speed, should help him combine effortlessly with the likes of Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz at Liverpool.
Nunez’s arrival at Anfield also paves the way for Sadio Mane to put an end to his spell on Merseyside. With a tally of 120 goals and 48 assists in 269 competitive appearances, the Senegalese international has a stellar record for Liverpool, notably helping the club win the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, among other honours.
But it is no secret the attacker has been unhappy at Liverpool, in light of his relatively low wages. Mane has also spent the majority of his time at Anfield playing under the shadow of Mohamed Salah. But that should change once he joins Bayern Munich, where the Senegalese international could become the focal point of the Bavarian frontline.
Bayern are indeed tipped to lose Robert Lewandowski in the summer amid interest from FC Barcelona. The Pole’s exit should create a massive void in the Bundesliga club’s goalscoring department, and that is where Sadio Mane comes into the fray.
Although not a genuine centre-forward, Mane’s ability to play anywhere across the frontline, coupled with his productivity makes the Liverpool forward an appealing target for coach Julian Nagelsmann. The young tactician wants to make Bayern more flexible going forward after years of reliance on Lewandowski.
Mane’s arrival from Liverpool at the Bundesliga club should resolve the issue, albeit for the short term. The Bavarians are currently in the market for a long-term solution as well, which explains the links to Manchester United target Sasa Kalajdzic.