Attacker To Undergo Liverpool Medical Today After Reds Agree £30m Fee
Sadio Mane will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Monday after the Reds agreed a deal worth in the region of £30m with Southampton, according to the BBC.
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Sadio Mane will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Monday after the Reds agreed a deal with Southampton worth in the region of £30m for the players signature, according to the BBC.
Jurgen Klopp has been busy in the transfer market putting his own stamp on the squad he inherited when he took over in October with goalkeeper Loris Karius following defender Joel Matip and midfielder Marko Grujic to Anfield this summer.
However, the German coach is looking to strengthen his attacking options and Mane has emerged as a prime target with widespread reports last week suggesting that Liverpool were in advanced negotiations with Southampton over a deal.
It appears those talks have now reached a successful conclusion as the BBC are reporting that the Reds have agreed a deal worth in the region of £30m for the Senegalese international after the Saints lowered their initial £40m asking price.
The news outlet claims that Mane will now undergo his medical on Merseyside on Monday afternoon as Liverpool close-in on what would be one of the most expensive signings in the clubs history.
Should Mane complete his move to Anfield, he’ll provide Klopp with another vital option in the final third as he’s capable of playing out wide of through the middle, so his versatility in attack will be a useful weapon.
The 24-year-old has just come off the back of an excellent season on the South Coast with his 15 goals and 9 assists helping the Saints secure a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last season just two years after joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg.
Mane is set to become the latest player to swap Southampton for Liverpool with the likes of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Nathaniel Clyne all moving to Anfield over the past two seasons.
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Liverpool could recoup a large portion of the reported £30m transfer fee by selling Christian Benteke with the Belgian international expected to leave just 12 months after signing from Aston Villa after falling out-of-favour since Klopp’s arrival.