West Ham man reacts on Twitter to Sadio Mane move

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the second goal for Southampton

The West Ham machine sent the new Liverpool man his congratulations.

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the first goal for Southampton

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has sent Sadio Mane his best wishes following his big-money switch to Liverpool today.

The 24-year-old forward sealed a £30 million switch to Anfield from Southampton on Tuesday, signing a five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit according to The Guardian.

Sadio Mane scores the fourth goal for Southampton and completes his hat trick

The duo have been Senegal team-mates since 2012 and Kouyate sent his compatriot a good luck message, along with an Instagram snap of Mane at his unveiling.

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate

Kouyate had earlier retweeted Liverpool's confirmation of Mane's arrival.

It is nice to see the Hammers star be so supportive of his friend given that both may well be rivals next season.

This time last year, the notion of West Ham being a rival to Liverpool was perhaps fanciful, but fast forward 12 months and the Irons - who finished above Jurgen Klopp's side last term - have improved hugely under Slaven Bilic.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Still, both sides might well go into the season with different ambitions. For West Ham, Bilic and co would settle for a Champions League spot, whereas this £30 milllion acquisition suggests that the Merseyside could be aiming for the title.

It will be Klopp's first season, but fans of a club like Liverpool will always be aiming for the Premier League.

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