Sadio Mane, the former Liverpool and Bayern Munich star, is reportedly on the verge of joining Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, the Saudi Arabian club that has been making headlines with its ambitious signings this summer. The 31-year-old is now set to join Cristiano Ronaldo at the Saudi Club Al Nassr and leave European football behind.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Mane will join Al-Nassr in a €37 million move that would end his disappointing spell at Bayern Munich. The Senegalese winger joined the German giants last year for £35 million but failed to live up to expectations, scoring only 12 goals in 38 games. He also had a clash with teammate Leroy Sane that resulted in a suspension and a fine.
Mane’s relationships with both former manager Julian Nagelsmann and the current man in charge, Thomas Tuchel, have not been good, with Mane said to have intimidated the former, while the present tactician has already made it known that the former Liverpool forward has not justified his place in his team next season.
The exact details, like wages and the time period of the deal, are still unknown, but the deal is in place between the two clubs, with only the paperwork on the player's side pending. The Saudi club has already signed Ronaldo from Manchester United, as well as Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan, Seko Fofana from RC Lens, and Alex Telles from Manchester United, and are looking formidable.
Mane would form a formidable attacking partnership with Ronaldo, as well as add pace, skill, and versatility to the team. The winger would also have a chance to win more silverware, as Al-Nassr are aiming to dominate the Saudi Pro League and challenge for the Asian Champions League.