Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman believes it will be nearly impossible for clubs like Bayern Munich to sign Sadio Mane in the summer transfer window.
Mane has just under 18 months left on his current contract. His contract situation at Anfield has drawn Bayern Munich over a possible transfer this summer.
McManaman claims that taking Sadio Mane away from Liverpool will cost a lot of money for any party looking to sign him. According to Transfermarkt, the Senegalese striker is currently valued at 80 million euros.
In his column for HorseRacing.net, the 50-year-old wrote the following:
“Personally, I am not worried about this move coming to fruition. Teams should be interested in people like Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah because they are playing really well and you are talking about players who can win the Ballon d’Or later this year, so I hope there is interest. from other clubs. I think it’s impossible to get Sadio Mané to leave Liverpool this summer, unless they pay a lot of money, so to be honest, I’m not too worried. “
He also believes that Bayern Munich’s situation regarding a new striker will depend on whether they let Robert Lewandowski leave this summer. The Polish striker is said to be wanted by Chelsea and Barcelona. To this, McManaman wrote:
“I would like to know if Robert Lewandowski will be allowed to leave because Bayern Munich famously never left the door open and he still has one year left to continue his contract, so Bayern can decide. kept him until Every year Robert Lewandowski threatened to leave Bayern Munich and they never let him go.
“We will wait and see if they let him go this year at the age of 33 and if they want to bring in Sadio Mané to replace him for an absolute fortune. I think it will. very difficult.”
Sadio Mane had an outstanding season for Liverpool and Senegal
Sadio Mane has been instrumental in the success of Liverpool and the Senegal national team this season. The 30-year-old striker guided his country to the Africa Cup of Nations championship earlier this year.
Mane has also played a key role in Liverpool’s success this season under Jurgen Klopp. The former Southampton striker has scored 22 goals and provided five assists in 49 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
Sadio Mane has lifted the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season with Liverpool, who were also in the UEFA Champions League final. His impressive season for club and country has made him one of the favorites for the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
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