According to reports from the Daily Express, Liverpool could face a case of deja vu in the summer transfer window with both Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in another member of the Reds’ breathtaking attacking trident Sadio Mane.
This news comes off the back of Los Blancos’ reported €150m bid for Mohamed Salah.
Both Mane and Salah are tied down to long-term contracts with the Reds and both are firmly on course to win their first Premier League titles.
According to journalist Duncan Castles, Salah and Mane have stated their admirations of playing in Spain and have supposedly suggested that both may look to pursue a new challenge once they secure the English top-flight crown.
“Liverpool have to look at a replacement strategy for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, who both have ambitions to play in Spain at some point in their careers,” he told the Transfer Window Podcast.
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“They’re also coveted by the biggest Spanish clubs.
“Liverpool are very much in control in the situation in terms of the contracts.”
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Not to fear Kopites.
Transfer speculation is part-and-parcel of what comes when you are amongst Europe’s elite bracket of clubs.
According to the Independent, neither Salah or Mane have showcased any desire to leave Anfield and the club expect both players to be at Anfield next season.
Liverpool are in no position of weakness to sell either. The Reds are on course to win their first league title since 1990 and will begin their new lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike come next season which will give the club greater financial and global pull in the transfer market.
Also, according to Four Four Two, if a deal were to materialise for Mane it would take a world-record fee of £225m to land the Senegalese ace.
The Reds no longer are a club vulnerable of having their greatest assets pulled from beneath their feet. Klopp has meticulously put the Reds back on their perch through shrewd recruitment and ruthless trading – Liverpool are here to stay.