Sadio Mane seems to be on the verge of leaving Anfield. Reports indicate that Real Madrid is prepared to enter the competition to acquire Sadio Mane.
On May 28, the 30-year-old Mane was a member of the Liverpool team that played Real Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League and lost 1-0.
There has been significant speculation that Mane may join Bayern Munich, who won the Bundesliga last season. The transfer to the Allianz Arena in the amount of £25 million is reportedly almost finalized for the 30-year-old player, as reported by L’Equipe (via Express).
Real Madrid interested in Sadio Mane
However, according to BILD‘s report, Real Madrid looks to have entered the picture. The La Liga champions are reportedly contemplating a bid to acquire Mane’s services.
Los Blancos have previously shown interest in Mane. Their former manager, Zinedine Zidane, had advocated for the club to make a move for the Senegalese star in the year 2020.
The attacker for Liverpool has established himself as one of the best players in Europe after a spectacular season. He has excelled for both his country and his club.
This season, Mane has played 51 times for the team coached by Jurgen Klopp. He has scored 23 goals and contributed 5 assists. He played a pivotal role in the team’s quest to become the first to ever win a quadruple. But they managed to win only the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.
Mane led the Senegalese national team to victory in the African Cup of Nations in February. After this, they went on to secure their spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As a result of Kylian Mbappe’s rejection, is Sadio Mane, a top player for Liverpool, on Real Madrid’s radar now?
With his deal at Paris Saint-Germain coming to an end this summer, it was generally anticipated that Real Madrid would pursue the star player, Kylian Mbappe.
The team managed by Carlo Ancelotti has long had its sights set on the French attacker. He had made it plain that he would want to play for the heavyweights of La Liga. Despite this, PSG made one more effort in an attempt to lock their star player into a new contract.
Mbappe was presented with an offer from the Parisians that included a new three-year contract valued at something in the neighborhood of £100 million and a monthly salary of £4 million. Mbappe ultimately decided to sign the deal, putting a stop to Madrid’s chase of the forward.
For this reason, Los Blancos are continuing their search for their next “galactico.” That might come in the shape of Mane, who, as a result of his outstanding performance, is one of the candidates for the Ballon d’Or award that will be given out in 2022.
However, Real Madrid would have to compete with Bayern Munich. They are keen to bring Mane to the Bundesliga. This will be a challenge for Real Madrid.