Sadio Mane has completed his £30million move to Liverpool from Southampton.
The forward travelled up to Merseyside on Monday to undergo a medical and thrash out personal terms with chief executive Ian Ayre. Those formalities went through without a hitch and Sadio Mane penned a five-year contract with the Reds and will wear the No 19 shirt.
As Sportsmail reported, Jurgen Klopp has driven the capture of the 24-year-old after it became clear Mario Gotze was unobtainable this summer.
Mane becomes the club’s third most expensive signing of all time, behind Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.
The fee could have flown beyond Carroll’s £35m from Newcastle after Southampton initially asked for £40m.
Mane was delighted with the move and said: ‘Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
‘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 teammates and starting the season.’
Mane made a lasting impression on Klopp when he scored twice and inspired a dramatic 3-2 win over Liverpool at St Mary’s on March 20.
Mane is Liverpool’s fourth signing of the summer after Joel Matip arrived from Schalke, Marko Grujic, joined in a £5m deal from Red Star Belgrade and goalkeeper Loris Karius landed from Mainz.
Further additions are expected before the end of the window, with bids submitted for the Udinese midfielder Piotr Zelinski and Leicester left back Ben Chilwell, while they continue to track Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud.