Matt Le Tissier reacts on Twitter to Sadio Mane's imminent £30m Liverpool transfer

Southampton's Sadio Mane in action with Crystal Palace's Pape Souare

Southampton legend admits he previous estimate was incorrect.

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the first goal for SouthamptonSadio Mane celebrates after scoring the first goal for Southampton

Liverpool are close to wrapping up the signing of Sadio Mane, report The BBC.

Mane is claimed to be in Liverpool for a medical, with a £30 million fee agreed with Southampton.

Matthew Le TissierMatthew Le Tissier

The news caught the attention of former Southampton star Matt Le Tissier, regarded as one of their greatest ever players.

Le Tissier admitted that his previous comments on Mane had been slightly off, having said that the winger would cost £40 million.

Le Tissier had been asked over the weekend if Nathan Redmond's signing at Southampton made Mane's Liverpool switch inevitable.

Mane has been at Southampton for two years, and quickly established himself as one of the most explosive players in the Premier League.

Southampton's Sadio Mane in action with Crystal Palace's Pape SouareSouthampton's Sadio Mane in action with Crystal Palace's Pape Souare

The winger netted 11 goals last season for the Saints including a brace against Liverpool, which no doubt impressed Jurgen Klopp.

Despite this the £30 million fee is a pricey one, even if it may be market rate for a player of his talent, but Le Tissier's previous suggestion he was worth £40 million was certainly pushing it, and even Southampton themselves did not push Liverpool that far.

Sadio Mane scores the fourth goal for SouthamptonSadio Mane scores the fourth goal for Southampton

Sadio Mane celebrates with Shane Long after scoring the fourth goal for SouthamptonSadio Mane celebrates with Shane Long after scoring the fourth goal for Southampton

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