Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo are expected to leave Bayern Munich this summer with both players becoming out of favor at the German club.
Sadio and Joao Cancelo have recently struggled to replicate their Premier League features in the German Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich stumbling this season both in the UEFA Champions League and domestic Leagues.
This has led to Sadio Mane not being chosen to play from the start for the German powerhouse, playing just five minutes during Bayern’s 6-0 victory over the weekend against Schalke 04.
By the time the next transfer window opens, the Senegalese and Portuguese International players will have spent about 7 months at the Allianz Arena.
In the summer of 2022, Mane moved to Germany from Liverpool, and in January of that year, Cancelo was brought in on loan from Manchester City.
It’s possible that Mane may leave the club soon, and the same could be said of Cancelo.
However, Cancelo’s lack of a future in Bavaria has nothing to do with his playing time, but rather with Bayern’s inability to meet the €70 million [£60m] option to buy provision in the Portuguese full-back’s loan agreement with Manchester City.
Cancelo has made it obvious that he does not want to play for City after a dispute with manager Pep Guardiola, but he is expected to return to the club.
Barcelona is rumored to be preparing a loan transfer to bring him to La Liga, so another loan deal could be on the horizon.
Cancelo made 36 Premier League starts for City last season, but after seeing less playing time this year, he was loaned out to Bayern on the day before the deadline.
Cancelo spent two seasons at Manchester City and was rewarded with two Premier League Team of the Year selections and a pair of league titles.
Meanwhile, Mane has failed to make an impression at Bayern, scoring just seven goals since being transferred from Liverpool for €32 million (£27.8 million) last summer.
While at Liverpool, he was widely regarded as one of the best attackers in the world, a reputation he was anticipated to carry over to his role as Bayern’s number nine.
Since his comeback from injury in February, Mane has started only six of Bayern’s eleven league games, scoring once.
Several problems have arisen off the field as well, just last month, the Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane was fined £260,000 after a fight with another player.
This has brought to light difficulties, with recent reports suggesting a summer exit due in part to critiques about the player’s body language and attitude.
Potential suitors may think twice about pursuing a deal to sign Mane after his failed transfer to the Bundesliga.
The 31-year-old signed a two-year contract worth €20m [£17.4m] last summer, a value that can only be matched by Premier League clubs.
Bayern has had a disappointing season, culminating in the firing of Julian Nagelsmann in March due to the team’s dismal showings in domestic competition.
What’s next for Bayern Munich?
With Borussia Dortmund only one point behind with two games left to play, new head coach Tuchel has a big match this weekend against RB Leipzig, a must-win fixture.
Who’s Sadio Mane?
Sadio Mane is a Senegal professional football player who plays as a forward for Senegal’s national team and Bundesliga club Baryen Munich.
Sedio Mane age;
Mane was born on the 10th of April, 1992 in Bambali, Senegal.
Sadio Mane’s career and honors;
Mane began his professional career with Ligue 2 club Metz at the age of 19. He left Metz to join Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg for a sum of €4 million in 2012, and in his first season with Red Bull Salzburg, he won the league and cup domestic double.
Mane moved to English club Southampton later that summer for a then-record cost of £11.8 million.
In a 6-1 victory over Aston Villa that year, he scored a hat trick in just 176 seconds, which at the time was a Premier League record.
In 2016, Mane became the most expensive African player in history when he signed with Liverpool for a reputed £34 million.
Through his efforts, the team advanced to the UEFA Champions League Final in 2018 and 2019. He also shared the Premier League Golden Boot with the player who scored the most goals during the 2018–19 season.
The 2019–20 Premier League championship was Liverpool’s first in 30 years, thanks in large part to Mane’s efforts.
He became only the third African player in Premier League history to score 100 goals in October 2021.
Mane placed fifth in the 2019 edition of The Best FIFA Men’s Player and fourth in the 2020 edition. He also placed fourth in the Ballon d’Or voting both years.
Since making his Senegal debut in 2012, Mane has scored 35 goals in 95 games and is third on the all-time list for goals and third for appearances.
He competed in the 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 Olympics for Senegal. He also competed in the 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mane led Senegal to a runner-up place in the 2019 tournament, and he was honored as the continent’s top player a year later.
Mane scored the game-winning penalty kick in the 2021 final, giving Senegal their first Africa Cup of Nations championship.
He was also voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He won the award for best African player again in 2022. The 2018 FIFA World Cup marked Mane’s country’s second involvement in the tournament.
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