Liverpool close to agreeing fee for pacy forward – report

We were hoping that Jurgen Klopp would use his contacts to get a deal over the line for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer but, with other elite clubs clearly interested, Liverpool have been linked with more of a provider in the latest news cycle – Sadio Mane.

The Sun reports:

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to buy Sadio Mane in a £30million deal.

Klopp wants the pacy Southampton striker to be his main summer signing and is close to agreeing a fee.

Mane was the subject of intense transfer speculation last season but Manchester United’s interest has possibly cooled with their change of manager and that may leave the door open for Liverpool.

Here are some of his best moments for The Saints in his young career.

At 24 Mane has come on in leaps and bounds over the last two years and can play equally well out wide or at number 10. He’s a cool finisher who has hit 10 goals in 36 games for Senegal and 25 in 75 in two seasons at Southampton.

But his game is about so much more than goals. He’s an orchestrator of a very high order. He has genuine pace but also great ball control and a football brain that can pick out great passes and predict the movements of team mates.

Even at £30m we think that Mane would be a snip for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp attempts to add even more speed to his attack for next season. The report suggests that The Reds would be prepared to pay £25m up front and the rest in, presumably performance related, extras.

Liverpool fans – would this be a good investment or would he seek the same spaces as Coutinho?

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6 Comments

  • Got to be honest…I thought he was decent but not quality. That video changed my brow this lad had skills acceleration off the scale and obvious game intelligence. If we do sign him hope he can step it up at a bigger club unlike most of the other Southampton lads we’ve got.

    • ??? Do you even follow Liverpool ? Yes the Southhampton players we purchased were off to a rocky start but they were also in a new system (that wasn’t working) with a new coach. Now under a new coach again and new system the last two months of the season Lovren was our best overall Defender, Cylne was our only right back and Lallana was probably our best overall player when you look at how our system works.

      Why are Liverpool fans always so quick to jump on our players?

  • Pls buy mane, we (lfc) need him. Don’t make dis rumours a joke again. Every time we r being linked with good players but outcome is zero n remains as a joke for other clubs.

  • Not everyone seems keen on him but I think he would be a perfect addition to the team as we have no one like him who’s direct, has genuine pace, provides width and adds goals. The nearest thing is our younger players like Ojo & Ibe who need time to develop. If people want better than Mane then your looking at the likes of Reus or Griezmann both whom will be out of our range.

    I wouldn’t just stop with Mane, I still want to see a top center ford aswell with Benteke moving on. Aubameyang unfortunately seems he could off to MCITY but a hot topic lately has been Klopp being pictured next the agent and brother of Higuain during Arg v Chile match at the Copa America. Klopp was also pictured leaving about 2 mins after Higuain was subbed. Would be a fantastic signing but surely we can’t afford him?

    Other options? Mauro Icardi looks promising and you feel he’ll be ready to leave Inter sooner or later. There is also Lacazette who somehow was left out of the French squad but has been brilliant for Lyon the 3 r o seasons so he’ll be ready to move to bigger and better things. He has all the tools to do well in the Premier League but would also fit into a Klopp team very well I feel.

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