Sadio Mane is a hot topic in both the Liverpool FC and Southampton Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. It appears his move from the south coast club to Anfield is imminent, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m).
Via ESPN FC: “Sadio Mane, 24, will arrive on Merseyside on Monday to undergo his physical examination and discuss personal terms. Providing there are no hitches a deal is likely to be concluded by Tuesday or Wednesday.”
We’ve heard repeatedly thus far this summer that the favored targets of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp are Ben Chilwell, Sadio Mane and Mahmoud Dahoud. Mane was heavily linked to Liverpool’s hated rivals, Manchester United, during the last two transfer windows, with Manchester City thought to also be keen on the Saints ace.
St. Mary’s maintained that he’s not for sale all the while that those narratives persisted. However, it’s different this time, this window with Liverpool. Press Association Sport is reporting an agreed upon fee of around £30 million.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Liverpool will pay £34m up front, with a further £2m to be paid in performance-related add-ons.
Merseyside have gone to the Saints well repeatedly these past couple years, and it looks like they might do so again here.
Players moving up from Southampton to Liverpool since 2014 include Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.
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