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Sadio Mane: Former Liverpool star confirms personal terms with Saudi side Al-Nassr, considered to be a major turnaround

In one of the whirlwind news of this overwhelming transfer window, former Liverpool star icon Sadio Mane has agreed personal terms to join Saudi Pro League runners-up Al-Nassr, after spending a year in Bavaria, playing for serial winners of Bundesliga, Bayern Munich. Once resisting the move to Saudi, Mane has now considered to ply his trade in the Middle-Eastern country this season.

Sadio Mane- latest star to feature in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arab has been on the headlines this season, owing to some dazzling and shocking transfers which they have achieved over the past few weeks. Starting with stalwart Cristiano Ronaldo, who lit up the Middle Eastern country with his magic in January, it has become a queue for stars like Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Jordan Henderson among many others who have decided to play their luck out in Saudi. There will be an addition to the star-studded list as former Liverpool and Senegal ace Sadio Mane will be joining fellow legend Ronaldo in Al-Nassr, as he is speculated to have confirmed personal terms with the club.

Considered one of the nice guys in football, he comes on the back of a rather underperforming debut season in Bundesliga, where he amassed 12 goals in 38 games for the club in all competitions. He will also be remembered for his altercation with fellow teammate Leroy Sane when things got heated up between both of the stars for Bayern.

Initial resistance

Initially, it was rumored that Mane was not interested to discuss about leaving Bayern, but, it seems urgent in the present scenario as Bayern is prepared to listen to offers for their Senegalese star. It was even speculated that former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was considering a move for him after being announced as the coach of Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq. But, according to recent reports, the news of Mane agreeing to Al-Nassr comes as a surprise for every football fan, some even considering it to be a drastic U-turn, as he was not agreeing on a move to Saudi, even a fortnight ago.

United with Ronaldo

Sadio Mane, with this confirmation, would be united with legendary football star Cristiano Ronaldo, as Al-Nassr would be stuffed with two of the best wingers in the history of football. The Saudi Pro League runners-up, who agonizingly missed out on the winners medal to Al-Ettihad, which has grabbed the opportunity to bring on deck Ronaldo’s former teammate Karim Benzema and French star N’Golo Kante. With the inclusion of Mane and Brozovic, who had previously signed for the club, Al-Nassr’s hopes of winning the league would be bolstered this season.

Bundesliga serial winners Bayern Munich believe they could complete the move for Mane, as it is believed in the German side that the Senegalese ace could advance quickly with this transfer.

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