Liverpool have held talks with Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry, according to reports relayed by the Liverpool Echo.
The Lowdown: Mane set to leave
As per reliable transfer window expert Fabrizio Romano, legendary Liverpool winger Mane has decided to leave the club this summer.
The Athletic have claimed that Bayern’s £25.5m valuation of the Senegal international falls below the Merseyside outfit’s asking price, which is believed to be closer to £42.5m.
The Latest: Gnabry in?
Following the Mane exit news, rumours surrounding possible replacements have begun to circulate in the media.
Whilst Bayern value their man at £68m, the 26-year-old’s contract is set to expire next year, meaning the Bundesliga club could be forced into settling for a fee in the region of £30m-£34m in order to avoid losing him for free next summer.
The Verdict: Fantastic signing
Having left Arsenal for Werder Bremen in 2017, the Germany international has gone on to establish himself as one of Europe’s most exciting wingers.
According to FB Ref, the attacker ranks in the 97th percentile for non-penalty goals and in the 94th percentile for progressive carries when compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year.
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After watching Gnabry light up the Champions League during Bayern’s winning run in the 2019/20 tournament, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for the German: “His stats are phenomenal. He’s sitting in the top level, world class”.
If Julian Ward can negotiate the price down – perhaps using the interest in Mane – and secure Gnabry’s services, then this could prove to be a fantastic signing for Jurgen Klopp.
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