but his next club has yet to be determined.
Liverpool had the Premier League championship taken away from them on the last day of the season when Manchester City
battled back from a two-goal deficit against Aston Villa to win by one point.
Despite outplaying Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, they were defeated.
With the departure of the star forward, it appears that the club will face yet another setback.
Sadio Mané has opted to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
After many memorable years with the Reds, he’s ready for a new adventure, which the club will confirm.
FC Bayern Munich are strong competitors,
but the competition is still open and unfinished because Sadio decided to wait until the final.
The news was corroborated by Neil Jones of Goal,
who added that the Reds will expect more than the €30 million that been rumoure for a move for Mane,
with new sporting director Julian Edwards facing his first major departure when he takes over for Michael Edwards.
Mane pledged to divulge his future plans after the Champions League final in Paris in an interview previous to the game,
causing a commotion among Liverpool supporters and the media. According to reports at the time, he was looking for a new adventure following six great years with the club.
Jurgen Klopp downplayed rumours over Mane’s future at his pre-final press conference,
but did not clearly affirm that he will remain at Liverpool.
“It’s not the right time to talk about that,” Klopp said. “Wherever Sadio plays next season, he will undoubtedly be a key player.”
While Mané has yet to make his planned declaration about his future,
it is practically inevitable that he will not be wearing a Liverpool shirt next season,
according to credible media reports.
SADIO MANE has allegedly “reached a breakthrough” in talks with Bayern Munich over a stunning transfer move from Liverpool.
This comes just days after the Reds were beaten by Manchester City for the Premier League title.
However, suspicion is growing that Mane may leave Anfield for the Bundesliga ahead of the 2019 extravaganza.
Now, Sky Sports’ Florian Plettenberg says that talks between the attacker and Bayern Munich over a potential deal have progressed.
Hasan Salihamidzic, the German team’s general manager,
and Julian Nagelsmann, the team’s coach, are both expecting Robert Lewandowski to leave for Barcelona and want a “statement” signing to replace him.
They are both desperate to sign Mane, whose Liverpool contract ends next summer.
Plettenberg feels that the following month will be vital for Bayern in their pursuit of the former Southampton midfielder.
“He can really envisage joining #FCBayern this summer!” he tweeted. Talks with the athlete and his management are progressing.
“The next 3-4 weeks are critical. Nagelsmann and Brazzo are interested in him. “The transfer fee will most likely be less than €50 million.”
If Bayern can obtain Mane for less than €50 million (£42 million), it will be hailed a steal for a man who has been one of Europe’s most dangerous strikers in recent years.
He also mentioned that Paris Saint-Germain were interested, but Kylian Mbappe’s massive new contract agreement appears to have put an end to it.
“The curiosity of #PSG was real,” Plettenberg continued, “but Leonardo has led the talks.” Because he needs to go, the conversations with his bosses are on hold. Mbappés’ signing package included a massive sum of money. All of this bodes well for the talks with FC Bayern.”
Jurgen Klopp will be anxious to keep Mane, who has 120 goals in 268 appearances for Liverpool, and sign him to a new contract.
Especially as fellow forward Mo Salah has failed to commit to a new contract amid speculation about his future.