Breaking News: Liverpool Sign £30m Sadio Mane

The EPL next season is definitely not smiling

Sadio Mane has just completed his £30million move to Liverpool from Southampton.

The forward travelled up to Merseyside on Monday to undergo a medical and thrash out personal terms with chief executive Ian Ayre.

Those formalities went through without a hitch and Mane penned a five-year contract with the Reds and will wear the No 19 shirt.

Mane becomes the club’s third most expensive signing of all time, behind Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.

Mane was delighted with the move and said: ‘Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

‘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 teammates and starting the season.

Klopp believes Mane has the pace, energy and aggression to give Liverpool’s attack a different dimension.

It had been the German’s desire to have Mane on board for the start of pre-season – Liverpool’s non European Championship players report for work on July 2 – and he could make his debut in the first pre-season game at Tranmere on July 8.

Southampton will have received £91.5million in transfer fees from Liverpool over the last three summers with Mane following Adam Lallana (£25m), Dejan Lovren (£20m), Nathaniel Clyne (£12.5m) and Rickie Lambert (£4m) from the south coast.

 Mane had 44 Appearances for the Saints last season scoring 11 goals making 6 Assists with 65 shots on goal

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