According to reports it was understood that Liverpool is in negotiation with Sadio Mane over a new contract that could make him the club’s highest-paid player.
Despite renewing his contract with the Reds just last November that was said to keep him at Anfield until the summer of 2023 the deal sees him earning 170,000 euros a week.
Liverpool wants to increase Mane contract to 2025 and bang his wages up to 250,000 euros a week, or 13m euros a year.
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira writes that the new deal would see Mane commit his next five-and-a-half years to Anfield and earn a salary of £11.5m per year – which equates to £220,000-a-week.
The contract proposal would see Mane get more than Liverpool’s current top earner Mohamed Salah, who currently earns £200,000-a-week, while Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino are both on £180,000.
The reports will be embraced by Liverpool fans, with Mane routinely rumoured with a possible exit and reports linking Real Madrid with an intense interest in the former Southampton flyer.
Sadio Mane had an energetic season for Liverpool, matching the achievements of Mo Salah in the Reds’ attack by reaching 22 goals last season.
The Senegalese attacker has also had an extraordinary impression in the Champions League, scoring four times in 11 appearances.
Liverpool gave Southampton an upfront fee of £34.5 million for Mane when they signed him in June 2016 and he had rewarded them with 13 Premier League goals in his first season and ten in his second.
He has hit sensational form in the last campaign after he finishes the season as the Premier League’s joint top-scorer alongside with his teammates Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to Playerswiki, Mane is worth more than £15m. His endorsements include financial services colossal Western Union, Indonesia Tourism and New Balance, his boot sponsors who are also the maker of the Liverpool jersey.
Before Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid in 2018, Mane purchased 300 of the club’s shirts to be sent to his country.
They were distributed in the Senegalese village of Bambali in the build-up to the final.