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English Premier League 2016-17

Liverpool sign Senegal striker Sadio Mane from Southampton on five-year contract

He will become the Anfield club’s third-most expensive signing behind fellow strikers Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 June, 2016, 7:33pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 June, 2016, 2:28pm

Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a “long-term contract” for an undisclosed fee, the Anfield club announced on Tuesday.

British media reports suggested Mane had signed a five-year contract in a deal worth some £30 million (HK$310 million).

That would make Mane, who scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Saints, Liverpool’s third-most expensive signing behind fellow strikers Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.

“Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe,” Mane told Liverpool’s website.

“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 team mates and starting the season.”