Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is on the verge of joining German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Mane is out of contract at Liverpool next year, and the Merseyside club may have to cash in this summer to avoid him leaving on a free transfer.
According to Sky Sports, the Senegalese star is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich, with the German club willing to meet Liverpool’s valuation of £42.5m, as seen in the video below.
The offer of £42.5m is Bayern’s third attempt to sign Mane in the past few weeks. Liverpool have remained strong on their valuation, a risky strategy with Mane out of contract next summer.
However, if the Senegal international wants to leave the club, there’s no reason to keep him at Liverpool against his will. After signing Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez this year, Jurgen Klopp has two adequate replacements, who are both yet to even reach their prime.
To receive £42.5m for a 30-year-old with only a year left on his contract is an excellent business. There’s no doubt Liverpool will initially miss Mane’s goal contribution, but with Diaz and Nunez, they have two young, hungry players who are only going to get better.