Sadio Mane to leave Liverpool after Champions League final loss to Real Madrid
Liverpool and Senegalese winger, Sadio Mane has reportedly confirmed his decision to leave the club after six seasons, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano.
This comes after days after Liverpool lost in the UEFA Champions League final to Real Madrid.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: Mane has ‘decided to leave Liverpool this summer’ as he’s ‘ready for a new experience.’
Romano adds that German champions Bayern are ‘strong contenders’ to sign Mane but the deal is ‘still open’ and a contract until 2025 would be waiting for him.
The PA news agency reports Liverpool won’t let their player leave for less than £25million.
The report adds that the move won’t happen until manager Jurgen Klopp has found a replacement for his player.
The Reds had been keeping tabs on Heung-min Son, the 29-year-old top-scoring Tottenham forward, report the Liverpool Echo.
However, with Spurs qualifying for the Champions League and manager Antonio Conte staying, it will make the move difficult.
Mane has had a successful career at Liverpool since joining from Southampton in 2016 in a £34million deal. He’s won every major trophy for the Reds, including the FA and Carabao Cup double this term, while also winning the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, scoring 120 goals in 269 appearances for the club.