Forward Sadio Mane has become Liverpool’s third most expensive signing after the club confirmed he had completed his move from Southampton.
We understand the Senegal international has signed a five-year contract after a £30million deal was finalised.
That puts the 24-year-old behind only Andy Carroll (£35million) and Christian Benteke (£32.5m) in terms of the club’s record signings, though Sane could eventually cost a club-record fee.
The Senegal international, who scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Saints, is the fourth signing by manager Jurgen Klopp, who has already brought in centre-back Joel Matip, midfielder Marko Grujic and goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Mane will wear the number 19 shirt.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 28, 2016
There has been some dispute between the clubs over Mane’s fee with Southampton saying privately it is £34m rising to £36m with add-ons but sources at Anfield have rejected those claims.
Liverpool’s players who have not been involved in the European Championships are due to return for pre-season training on Saturday with their first friendly the following Friday at neighbours Tranmere.