Sadio Mane is a 24 year old Senegalese footballer. The Southampton striker is set to join Liverpool after completing his medical tests. A transfer fee of £34 million is to be made.
For the last season, the forward scored 15 goals for Southampton. Sadio Mane’s proposed transfer to Liverpool is said to be the 3rd most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history.
Report says that the fee could rise to £36 million, making the deal one of Liverpool’s most expensive, rivalling £32.5m for Christian Benteke and £35 million for Andy Carroll.
The Senegalese Southampton striker was spotted on Merseyside to have the Liverpool routine medical test .
Sadio made his debut in professional football in 2012. Already he has made about 30 international appearances in football matches. The young talented footballer has been in the business of breaking records. To start with Sadio set a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick, scoring three times in 176 seconds during a 6–1 win over Aston Villa at St. Mary’s Stadium(Wikipedia).
In line with the latest transfer news, it is speculated that Liverpool might as well transfer one of her most priced players, Christian Benteke, to regain what they are to spend on Sadio Mane.
The African born striker signed on to Southampton in 2014 from Red Bull Salzburg for £11.8 million. Now he is generating a whole lot of profit for the club as he buckles up to be signed over to Liverpool for £30 million.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is certain that Mane has the skills and vibrancy to give Liverpool’s attack a different dimension.
Report says that the initial target for the transfer was Bayern Munich forward, Mario Gotze. However, the striker was unwilling to move to the Premier League. That turned the club’s radar towards the Senegalese soccer champ.
Sadio Mane is the 5th multi-million pound transfer from Southampton to Liverpool in the last three summers. His representatives will now discuss personal terms with Liverpool. The entire deal is expected be signed and confirmed by Tuesday.