Sadio Mané signs five-year deal with Liverpool
Southampton have already replaced their top scorer with Norwich’s Nathan Redmond
Sadio Mane has left Southampton to join Liverpool. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images
Sadio Mané has signed for Liverpool on a five-year contract in a deal worth around £30m.
“Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe,” Mané told the Liverpool website.
“It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history. Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my team-mates and starting the season.”
He was dropped by Ronald Koeman in January amid interest from Manchester United but despite going four months without a goal, ended last season as the team’s leading scorer with 15 in all competitions.
Southampton have already acted to replace Mané, completing the signing of Norwich’s Nathan Redmond on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £10m.
Mané, a product of the Metz academy who moved to St Mary’s in 2014 for around £12m, emerged as Liverpool’s main transfer target after Jürgen Klopp was frustrated in his attempts to lure his primary target, Mario Götze, from Bayern Munich.