Sadio Mane set to earn more than £650,000 per week playing for Al Nassr


Senegal star forward Sadio Mane is set to earn more than £34m per year tax-free playing for the Saudi Arabian club with a wage equivalent to more than £650,000 per week.

Mane is set to sign a contract until 2027 which means he stands to earn around £136m in total if he sees out the deal.

The 31-year-old is set to have a medical on Monday in Dubai and will play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League.

Two weeks ago, Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo, speaking with Omasports TV, said footballers are playing for the money these days. Mane could be the latest on a list of high-profile players to join the Saudi Pro League, where players are being paid staggering amounts in salary weekly.

Mane only joined Bayern last summer on a three-year deal following a £35m move from Liverpool, but he fell out of favour after punching team-mate Leroy Sane following a Champions League defeat by Manchester City in April.

Mane was dropped from the squad and fined as Bayern won an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title. He scored 12 goals in 38 appearances.

He travelled on Bayern’s pre-season tour of Asia but was left out of Saturday’s friendly with Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo.

“Sadio Mane is in contract talks ahead of a possible transfer and so is not in today’s squad,” said Bayern.

Mane left Anfield having made 269 appearances and scored 120 goals in all competitions after signing from Southampton in 2016.

Bayern Munich paid an initial £27.5m for the Senegal forward with £7.5m in add-ons.

In his six years at Anfield, he won the Premier League, the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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