Sadio Mane is desperately wanted at Bayern Munich according to reports even though Liverpool are not planning to sell him anytime soon.
Recall that Sadio Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton for a transfer fee worth €41.20 million on July 1, 2016. Since he joined the Premier League club, he has established himself as one of the regulars at the club.
Mane is part of the legendary Liverpool’s front three which comprises Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The trio has helped Liverpool to win one Premier League, one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, one Super Cup, and one EFL Cup.
Though Mohamed Salah is rated higher than Sadio Mane at Liverpool, the 30-year-old Senegalese striker who scored 25 goals and provided 14 assists in 75 games for Southampton before he joined Liverpool, has been almost indispensable at the club.
Since he started working with coach Jurgen Klopp at Anfield stadium, Mane has scored 117 goals and provided 47 assists in 264 games in all competitions. So far in the 2021-2022 season, the Senegal international has scored 20 goals and provided 4 assists in 46 games.
Based on Mane’s profile, Bayern Munich feel the Senegalese striker could help the club maintain its dominance in the German Bundesliga and also compete for the UEFA Champions League in 2022-2022 season.
According to a report by Sky Sports, the sporting director of Bayern Munich Hasan Salihamidzic met with Mane’s agent during the weekend to discuss the possibility of influencing the Senegalese winger to join Bayern this summer.
However, the director has not been able to meet with Liverpool’s representatives. But reports claimed that the 30-year-old winger is seen as a short-term solution to Bayern’s inconsistency in the 2021-2022 season.
Note that on Sunday, May 8, 2022, the sporting director expressed his unhappiness over the 2-2 draw Bayern recorded against Stuttgart on Sunday evening.
He said Bayern “have creative ideas” on how to make Bayern more consistent. As it stands, Mane seems to be one of the creative ideas the director was talking about.
Liverpool would not want Bayern Munich to buy Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane earns 100,000 pounds a week at Liverpool based on the contract extension he signed with the club on November 22, 2018. The contract will expire on June 30, 2023, and Liverpool have not started negotiating a contract extension yet.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding his future at Liverpool, a couple of clubs including Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain have reportedly shown interest in him. But the interest Bayern Munich currently have in him seems more serious than that of any other club.
However, the fact that Erling Haaland has agreed to join Manchester City at the end of this season could discourage Liverpool from selling Mane. Jurgen Klopp would not want to weaken his team when his major rival, coach Pep Guardiola is busy strengthening his team.
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