Sadio Mane: Details Emerge on Why Mane Rejected Chance to Stay at Liverpool

Sadio Mane: Details Emerge on Why Mane Rejected Chance to Stay at Liverpool

Rene Otinga
  • Liverpool accepted Bayern Munich’s third offer of £27.5million up front plus £7.6million in add-ons for Sadio Mane.
  • The deal brings Mane’s successful six-year stint at Liverpool to an end
  • Inside reports suggest Liverpool were unwilling to make Mane the club’s highest earner, hence his decision to leave

Sadio Mane is leaving Liverpool primarily because the two parties could not agree on a new wage for Senegal forward, it has now emerged.

The 30-year-old’s six-year spell at Liverpool is set to come to an end after Liverpool finally caved in to Bayern’s latest offer for the talented forward.

As reported by football insider Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool will receive £27.5million up front for Mane, and up to £7.6million in add-ons based on Mane’s individual performances and milestones for Bayern.

Sadio Mane, Liverpool, Bayern
Sadio Mane is leaving Liverpool after the Reds agreed to sell him to Bayern Munich for £35.1million. Photo: Getty.
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It took the effort of Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic to fly to Anfield to coerce Liverpool to accept the third offer.

What went wrong for Mane at Liverpool?

Liverpool initially paid Southampton £34million for Mane in 2016, and over the years, he has proven to be worth the money.

The Senegal international only had 12 months left on his current deal, and Sunsport reports that there was initial suggestions of a new contract at Liverpool.

The report further states that Mane wanted a significant increase in wages, such that he would become the club’s highest earner, but Liverpool were unwilling to make such a compromise.

At Bayern, Mane will sign a three-year deal, and is set to be on a reported £250,000-a-week wage.

He will become Bayern’s third signing of the summer after the Bavarians acquired the duo of Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai from Ajax.

Liverpool sign Nunez

Meanwhile, Liverpool have already planned for life after Mane, having signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a deal worth £85million.

An official announcement was made by Liverpool on the evening of Tuesday, June 14.

Nunez, like Mane, offers a lot going forward as he was the top scorer in the Primera Liga with 26 goals in 28 games, and managed to impressively bag six goals in 10 Champions League games.