Sadio Mane agrees personal terms with next club as Bayern Munich disappointment nears end

Former Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has reportedly agreed personal terms with Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr.

Just a year after departing Merseyside for Bayern Munich, the Senegal international seems set to leave Germany after a disappointing first season.

According to L’Equipe, Bayern are ready to offload Mane, who has now agreed terms with Al Nassr — the PIF-backed club of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic and Seko Fofana.

The 31-year-old initially wanted to stay and make amends for a slow start to life in the Bundesliga. However, things were made easier after it became clear that Bayern Munich were planning for life without him in the forthcoming season.

In his six-year spell at Anfield, Mane won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup under Jurgen Klopp, while also earning the 2019 Premier League Golden Boot.

As part of the legendary trio of Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah, Mane managed 120 goals in 269 Liverpool appearances, cementing himself as one of Liverpool's greatest ever attackers.

However, following his £30m move to Bayern Munich last summer, the Senegal captain has struggled, with just seven league goals in 25 league appearances — while he also missed the Qatar World Cup after suffering a leg injury just weeks before the start of the competition.

Mane’s time in the German capital went from bad to worse in April following his suspension from the club for reportedly hitting team-mate Leroy Sane in the lip following his side’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League.

The 31-year-old was eventually brought back into the fold and spoke out about the altercation for the first-time last month.

“These kind of things can happen. It happened. We were able to solve this small problem,” Mane told reporters in Senegal. “Sometimes it’s good to solve problems, but maybe not in this way. It’s behind us now. We’ll try to fight together to help the club achieve its goals next season.

“It was a very complicated season, it happens. It wasn’t a surprise, I expected things to be a bit complicated. It’s normal. I love challenges, and Bayern is a big challenge. It’s up to me to do everything to meet this challenge.”

Earlier in pre-season, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel admitted to SPORT1 (via The Athletic) that Mane "fell short of expectations", hinting that the end is near for the forward who signed a three-year deal just one summer ago.

He said: "(Mane) fell short of expectations. The competitive situation is extremely high, the starting position is not easy for him. The player knows that too, he knows my opinion and the opinion of the club."

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