Mane Wants to Leave Liverpool Amid Interest From Bayern
Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane is reportedly on the verge leaving Liverpool after 6 unforgettable seasons with the Premier League side.
According to a report by The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano and Andy Hunter, despite having one year left on his contract, Mane is looking to seal a deal away from Anfield.
Below is the report from Romano that sparked the conversation.
Meanwhile, Bayern remain in he front seat of clubs chasing the Senegalese. However, other clubs are expected to join the race to sign the 30-year-old.
Liverpool would demand at least £30 million for the energetic forward, according to Romano and Hunter. They’d also want to secure a replacement before allowing the player to leave.
Before taking the pitch in Paris for Saturday’s Champions League final – which Liverpool lost to Real Madrid – Mane promised to give “the best answer you want to hear” to British media. Liverpool supporters speculated he’d announce an extension and avoid a potential breakup.
It’s unlikely the 1-0 defeat to Madrid had any effect on Mane’s decision, as Romano reports the Senegalese international has simply resolved to try something new.
The Senegal international has built an impressive resume since joining Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2016, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup. He’s racked up 120 goals and 38 assists in 269 appearances for the Merseyside outfit and emerged as a Ballon d’Or candidate for 2022.
As for his teammate, Salah, the Egyptian has affirmed that he’ll see out the final year of his contract.
“I’m staying next season, for sure,” the Egyptian said. “Let’s see after that.”