Liverpool winger, Sadio Mane, is certainly not staying beyond this summer as he has made it clear that he would obey the desire of his countrymen who want him to leave the Premier League club.
Sadio Mane has around 12 months left on his contract with Liverpool and it is not likely that he would extend his stay at the Merseyside club.
Before the end of the 2021-2022 season, the speculation was that Sadio Mane was expecting a new deal from Liverpool but the Premier League side decided to postpone talks until the end of the season which did not go down well with the Senegalese winger.
Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final in Paris on May 28, Sadio Mane told reporters that he would make “a special announcement” after the final but it was not to be.
Since then, all that kept circulating in the media has been speculations that Bayern Munich are very much interested in signing the Senegalese winger.
When Liverpool’s coach, Jurgen Klopp was asked about the future of Mane at the club, the German tactician said: “Wherever Sadio will play next year, he will be a big player”.
Ahead of Senegal vs Benin Republic Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled to take place later today, June 4, 2022, in Senegal, reporters asked Mane about his future. The 30-year-old winger told the reporters that he has been following people’s comments on social media and would follow what his countrymen want.
“Like everyone else, I’m on social media and I see the comments”, Mane said on Friday. “Isn’t it between 60 to 70 percent of Senegalese that want me to leave Liverpool?
“I will do what they want. We will see soon! Don’t be in a hurry because we’ll see this together.”
Sadió Mané tells @Mansour_Loum: “60%-70% of Senegalese people want me to leave Liverpool? I will do what they want. We will soon see”. 🔴🇸🇳 #LFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 3, 2022
Mané has already decided his future as reported one week ago: he wants to leave the club this summer. pic.twitter.com/OpOepcAHJp
Where is the next destination for Sadio Mane?
Sadio Mane has been playing for Liverpool since July 1, 2016, after the Premier League club paid €41.20 million to Southampton for his services.
Since then, the Senegalese winger has scored 120 goals and provided 48 assists in 269 games in all competitions for Liverpool. He has helped Liverpool to win one EFL Cup, one FA Cup, one Premier League, one Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, and one UEFA Super Cup.
Sadio Mane’s next destination is most likely to be German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich. The German club has already made an offer of €30 million for the services of Mane including between €5 million and €10 million in bonus payments. Mane is expected to sign a deal with Bayern which will keep him at the club until June 30, 2025.
But Liverpool are reportedly pushing for more than a €30 million transfer fee before they could consider the offer from the German side.
If Liverpool refuse to accept the offer and Bayern fail to improve it, Mane would have to stay at Liverpool for the rest of the 2022-2023 season. At the end of the season, Mane will be a free agent.