Reports circled on Wednesday that Bayern Munich had made a bizarre Sadio Mané offer. That led to one club having a dig at their expense.
It’s no secret that Bayern Munich want to sign Sadio Mané. It’s also no secret that Liverpool are open to selling their no.10 in the final year of his contract.
And yet, getting the two parties to agree on a transfer fee is proving remarkably difficult. The latest reports suggest that Bayern tabled a bid of around £23.5m, with £6.5m in add ons. Now, that’s a low offer anyway but those add ons were utterly ridiculous.
Per Sky Sports, Liverpool would only get that extra £6.5m if Bayern Munich won the next three Champions League trophies and Mané won the Ballon d’Or each year. As highly as we rate the 30-year-old, that isn’t going to happen.
The Athletic say that Liverpool looked at that offer and considered it ‘laughable’. They’re well within their rights to.
The Reds aren’t the only ones who thought that, either, as Spartak Moscow took to Twitter with a little dig at the Bavarians. They ‘claimed’ to have an offer of their own from Bayern for their player Alexander Sobolev.
“Dear Spartak Moscow,” the pretend offer reads.
“We would like to make a transfer offer for your player, Alexander Sobolev. We’re offering 1,000 euros upfront with such included add ons as:
10,000,000 euros if Bayern wins Eurovision;
15,000,000 euros if Manchester United win a trophy;
20,000,000 euros if Lionel Messi joins Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich make Sadio Mané offer
Well, it’s nice to see that Liverpool aren’t the only ones who laughed at Bayern’s bid. It was, quite honestly, insulting that the club would sell one of their absolute best players for £23.5m. Because that really wasn’t a £30m bid – even if they dressed it up as one.
We’ll just have to see where things go from here, then. Bayern will return with another bid – that much seems clear – but they’ll have to push things towards £40m if they’re going to get anywhere.
And actually £40m – not £25m with an extra £15m if Mané cures cancer.