Sadio Mane has informed Liverpool that he wants to leave the club this summer although an official bid has yet to be made.
Bayern Munich are the favourites to land the fan favourite.
But FSG are sure to demand more than the €30m they are reportedly offering.
Mane has been simply unbelievable in 2022.
Since lifting the AFCON trophy with his country, Mane has:
- Won the League Cup
- Qualified for the 2022 Qatar World Cup with Senegal
- Won the FA Cup after semi-final masterclass vs Man City
- Reached the Champions League final
- Helped Liverpool finish the Premier League season with 92 points
- Scored 13 goals
His form has propelled him into the conversation surrounding the coveted Ballon D’Or. Yet, after Karim Benzema lifted the UCL trophy, the Real Madrid forward will likely beat him to it.
Neil Jones reports that Liverpool would only consider selling Mane for “a fee well higher than €30million”.
The Liverpool no.10 is reportedly worth €72million and so there will need to be major discussions over the transfer fee involved.
Mane still has a year left on his contract so Liverpool are not entirely powerless.
Who could Liverpool replace Sadio Mane with?
The Polish forward has been heavily linked with Barcelona but with nothing complete yet, Liverpool should sign him.
A phone call from Jurgen Klopp, his former boss, could change everything.
He might already be 33 but he still has the Midas touch in front of goal. Liverpool desperately need a striker that can score 30 league goals.
In games when Mohamed Salah is battling to make an impact, a player like Lewandowski could help the Reds strike even more fear into defenders’ hearts.
The Bayern star scored 50 goals with 7 assists this season. 35 of those came in the Bundesliga while 13 came in the Champions League.
An incredible player that can help further improve this incredible Liverpool team.
How much does Robert Lewandowski earn with Bayern Munich (Liverpool can afford it)
Sadio Mane is set to leave this summer if an agreement can be made with Liverpool over his transfer fee
So, his £200,000/week wages will be freed up which could help make room for a player like Lewandowski to earn £329,000 per week.
Bayern Munich pay the Polish forward £17,108,000 per year which works out to £329,000 per week and just under £1M/month at £987,000 per month.
Liverpool can afford that but it all depends on how much Mo Salah is paid if and when he signs a new contract. His contract over 4 season could be worth €80million.
It’s not clear how much Bayern are demanding for Lewandowski. A report from Barca Universal covers claims from “reputed journalist Gabriel Sans”.
The reporter points out that Barcelona are crippled financially and are struggling to meet the demands Bayern have imposed. He doesn’t name a price that the Bavarians would sell at but merely establishes that the Catalonians may struggle to fend off a financial battle for Lewandowski’s signature.
A battle Liverpool could win if they altered their approach to land a world-class player and certainly one of the very best in the world. His former Bayern teammate, Thiago Alcantara, is also already at the club and may help with a potential reunion.