Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko believes Sadio Mane ‘will go to Real Madrid’. He feels Liverpool’s no.10 would fit better than Momahed Salah.
EuropaCalcio.it asked Sissoko about the chances of Salah to Real but he thinks that’s the wrong Liverpool forward.
“No, I see Sadio Mané more,” he said. “Because he possesses the characteristics that Zidane wants, he values him very much.
“I think Sadio Mané will go to Real Madrid, ”
What RTK has to say
It’s a strong statement for something that doesn’t look remotely likely. There are few reasons we just can’t see Mane leaving, especially for Real.
Principle among those reasons is that Mane has a contract that runs until 2023. There’s simply no reason for Liverpool to sell, especially now they’re a club at the top of the game.
A few years ago, there would be some real worry. But players are far less likely to push for moves away from Anfield now, while the Reds have no need for money.
Then there’s the situation at Real. They’re building a team of young forward, with the likes of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes making up their attack.
Their big summer signing was Eden Hazard, too, who plays in Mane’s position at Liverpool. The Senegalese could play on the right, of course, but wouldn’t make much sense to pay a huge amount of cash only to play a player in a different position.
So all things considered, we think Sissoko has got this wrong on Mane.