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Sadio Mane: Liverpool agree £35m sale of Senegalese striker to Bayern Munich | football news

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Liverpool have agreed to sell Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich for up to £35m.

Bayern will pay an initial £27.5m and a further £5m depending on appearance. The Bundesliga club will pay a further £2.5m based on individual and team achievements.

The deal dwarfs what Liverpool paid for Mane (£31m plus £2.5m in add-ons) and Southampton received no additional money.

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Mane has been instrumental in the club’s success over the past six seasons, and he will depart with their blessing and gratitude.

Liverpool have been aware of the need to evolve their squad without sentimentality being a determining factor and have efficiently recalibrated their attack with the addition of Diogo Jota, Luis Díaz and Núñez.

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A look at Sadio Mane’s best Premier League goals.

Bayern have been confident of landing the Senegal international after receiving a verbal commitment from him last month. They believed that it allowed them to achieve a reduced price agreement, especially considering the development of Núñez.

The Bundesliga giants also noted their ‘soft’ negotiations with Liverpool for Thiago, selling the midfielder for an initial £20m with a potential £5m in add-ons.

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Dharmesh Sheth in full details after Liverpool agreed to sell Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich for up to £35m.

News of Mane’s impending move came as the Senegal star took part in a parade for his country and returned to playing football on a muddy surface in his hometown of Bambaly. The game saw former Senegalese internationals Papiss Cissé and El-Hadji Diouf also playing with a large crowd watching.

sky sports Expert Jamie Carragher tweeted: “My favorite @LFC player of this era, Sadio Mane is finally going low maintenance, high performance and never injured! Trophies and goals galore, a true Liverpool legend. Thank you Said.”

How Mane embodied Klopp’s Liverpool

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, celebrates after scoring his team's second goal

Mane’s future, until the closing weeks of the season, had been something of a sideshow to Salah’s, even though he too was entering the final year of his contract at Anfield.

It’s a family dynamic. Mane, while well liked by those associated with Liverpool, tends to receive only a fraction of the attention and praise that his teammate receives. This has been the case since the arrival of the Egyptian, a year after his, in 2017.

However, he is leaving having played an equally crucial role in transforming the club during Klopp’s tenure, leaving an indelible mark on Liverpool and indeed the Premier League as a whole.

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His arrival from Southampton in 2016 marked the beginning of the glorious chapter that followed. Mane was, after all, Klopp’s first big signing. Quick, fiercely aggressive and ruthlessly efficient, he came to embody Klopp’s Liverpool perhaps better than anyone else.

Along with Salah, he helped redefine expectations for wide forwards, reaching double figures for goals in six consecutive seasons and scoring at least 20 in four of them. His overall total of 120 places him 14th in Liverpool’s all-time goalscoring chart.

The numbers cement his legacy at Liverpool, while the consistency of his performance, as well as the pivotal role he played in the club’s first title for 30 years in 2020, also ensure Premier League greatness.

Liverpool matches: Reds start at Fulham

The first round of 22/23 Premier League matches
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The first round of 22/23 Premier League matches

Liverpool kick off the 2022/23 Premier League campaign with a lunchtime trip to newly promoted Fulham on Saturday 6 August.

It will be the fourth season in a row that Liverpool have started a new campaign against a Premier League newcomer.

But after facing Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp’s side will face Man Utd at Old Trafford on August 20.

September will feature away trips to both Everton and Chelsea in September and Liverpool will also face back-to-back clashes with Arsenal and champions Man City on October 8 and 15 respectively.

Liverpool’s last game before the season is temporarily halted for the winter World Cup will be against Southampton at Anfield on November 12 before returning to action at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The Reds then host arch-rivals United on March 4, before deceptive-looking clashes on back-to-back weekends at City (April 1) and against Arsenal at Anfield (April 8), before the season ends. in Southampton.

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