Liverpool have accepted an offer from Bayern Munich for Sadio Mané. Paul Joyce broke things down to explain exactly what they said yes to.
It now appears certain that Sadio Mané will join Bayern Munich after Liverpool accepted an offer on Friday. The Bavarians now need to get this one over the line and the Reds’ no.10 is theirs.
But what exactly have Liverpool agreed to? Paul Joyce of The Times took to Twitter to explain exactly what Bayern put on the table that swayed the Reds.
“Liverpool and Bayern Munich reach agreement on Sadio Mane deal,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Guaranteed fee of £27.5million [€32million], plus £5million based on appearances and £2.6million based on individual and team achievements.
“The total package is worth £35.1million [€41million].”
Liverpool accept Bayern Munich offer for Sadio Mané
The most telling thing about this is that it’s short of Liverpool’s asking price. Various outlets, like the Athletic, over the last few weeks said the price was £42m but they’ve agreed to a deal £7m short of that.
Bild wrote that this would be the offer from Bayern, too, and we didn’t think Liverpool would accept it. There’s plenty of time left in the transfer window, after all, and it appeared that things were inching closer to that £42m.
Instead, Liverpool accept £27.5m as a guaranteed fee, though they’ll likely see the appearance bonuses as certain, too. All in, this comes to slightly more than the £34m the Reds paid Southampton for Mané back in 2016.
It’s hard to see this as too bad of a fee with just one year remaining on Mané’s contract, then. It’s far from ‘good’ – we still think the figure is short of his value for even one more season – but Liverpool clearly see this as some sensible business.