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By Martin Graham | 18th Jul 2022
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has shared his thoughts on compatriot Sadio Mane leaving Liverpool this summer to join Bayern Munich.
He emphasized that it is a big loss for the Reds and the League because of the quality and impact made by the Senegalese forward over the years.
Mane joined Bayern for around €41 million this summer after six splendid years at Anfield. The AFCON winner joined the Reds from Southampton in 2016 and helped them win multiple trophies in the last few years. This includes the Premier League title (2019-20) and the Champions League trophy (2018-19).
In total, he scored 120 goals and provided 48 assists in 269 matches across competitions for the Merseysiders.
Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy, while speaking about his impact and how his loss will be felt by the Merseysiders, said (via Metro):
“I think it is a big loss for the Premier League in terms of quality and in terms of the person. We’ve lost someone great and I hope for him he will enjoy the Bundesliga.”
“He’s also a big loss [to Liverpool] because of his quality, the impact he makes and also because, for the young players, he’s an example. When you lose someone like this, it can have a huge impact.”
Jurgen Klopp has already signed Darwin Nunez (for £85m with add-ons from Benfica) as his replacement, and will now hope that he can have quite an impact at the club as well.
Premier League rivals Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Sporting CP central midfielder Matheus Nunes.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with him for over a month now and the two big clubs will now have to fight for his signature in the coming days.
At Liverpool, Matheus Nunes would be a perfect fit. He’s 6ft and has experience playing in a double pivot. Though he primarily plays on the left for Sporting, he has also been used on the right. The 23-year-old played 50 matches for Sporting in all competitions last season and registered four goals and five assists.
Sporting want €45 million plus €5 million in add-ons for Nunes. Wolves have been tracking him to replace Ruben Neves, who could potentially move this summer.
However, regardless of the links, none of Liverpool, Chelsea or Wolves have made any official bids yet.