Manchester United linked with ex-Liverpool forward
LONDON — Manchester United and Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Sadio Mane from Bayern Munich this summer. Both teams are chasing Champions League places and would be aiming to strengthen their respective squads for next season.
The Senegalese winger has had a disappointing first season at the Allianz Arena, scoring just seven goals with five assists in 24 league appearances. He has also been linked with a move back to Liverpool, where he spent six years before joining Bayern in 2022, but it is difficult to see him returning to Anfield.
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According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are "leading the race" to sign Mane, who would be available for around £25 million. The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their attack ahead of next season and Mane would be a significant signing, having won the Champions League, Premier League, and FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool. - Read more: LA Galaxy v Manchester United Live Stream and Lineups
Newcastle United are also interested in signing Mane, but they are likely to face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool. The Magpies are backed by a wealthy Saudi Arabian consortium and they are looking to build a team that can challenge for the Premier League title.
Mane is a versatile forward who can play on the left wing, right wing, or through the middle. He is also a prolific goalscorer, having scored 120 goals with 38 assists in 269 appearances for Liverpool.
It remains to be seen where Mane will end up next season, but he is sure to be in demand from a number of top clubs.
Sadio Mane Background
Sadio Mane is a 31-year-old Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world and has won numerous individual and team awards, including the 2019 African Player of the Year award.
Mane began his professional career at Metz in 2011, before moving to Southampton in 2014. He joined Liverpool in 2016 and has since scored 120 goals in 269 appearances for the club. He has helped Liverpool win the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and FA Cup.
Mane is a versatile forward who can play on the left wing, right wing, or through the middle. He is also a prolific goalscorer, having scored 120 goals in 269 appearances for Liverpool.
Mane's Relationship with Bayern Munich
Mane's relationship with Bayern Munich has been strained since his arrival at the club in 2022. He has struggled to adapt to the German style of play and has been linked with a move away from the club on several occasions.
In March 2023, Mane was involved in an altercation with teammate Leroy Sane after a Champions League match against Manchester City. Sane was left with a bloodied lip after the incident, which led to speculation that Mane could be sold by Bayern Munich.
Mane's Potential Transfer to Manchester United or Newcastle United
Mane is a target for both Manchester United and Newcastle United, who are both looking to strengthen their attacks ahead of the 2023-2024 season.
Manchester United are in need of a new winger after the departures of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata at the end of the 2022-2023 season. Newcastle United are also looking to add more attacking firepower to their squad after they were promoted to the Premier League in 2022.
Mane would be a significant signing for either club and he would add a lot of experience and quality to their squads. It remains to be seen where he will end up next season, but he is sure to be in demand from a number of top clubs.
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