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Report: Barcelona want Sadio Mané to run down his Liverpool contract

Barcelona want Sadio Mané to run down his Liverpool contract, according to reports. The Reds’ no.10 sees his deal expire in 2023.

This comes from Catalunya Radio. They claim that Barcelona talked to Sadio Mané’s people in February about him joining the club from Liverpool.

There’s much speculation around his future right now, of course. Mane’s contract expires in 2023, meaning Liverpool don’t have much power when it comes to keeping him. If they don’t want to lose him for free, they’ll have to sell this summer.

But what if Mané wants to leave for free? Liverpool can’t stop that and Barcelona are counting on it. They hope Mané sticks around at Anfield for another year before joining them on a free transfer in 2023. They’re not big on the whole transfer fee thing, it turns out, and believe this is their best-case scenario.

That’s especially relevant as the report claims Mané would want around £165k per week net if he were to leave Liverpool. Meeting those wages would be much, much easier without also paying the Reds a fortune.

Barcelona want Sadio Mané

Perhaps we’re clinging onto false hope here but the fact that the report says Mané wants that amount if he leaves Liverpool suggests he’d accept less to stay. Again, that might be wishful thinking but we’ll grab anything that sounds positive with all of this.

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Mané is playing sensational football right now and we’d argue it’s the absolute best of his career. Losing him now would hurt a lot and we can’t imagine he’s much worse – if at all – in 2023.

So, hopefully, Liverpool can put all of this to bed with a decent contract offer in the next few weeks. Mané’s future feels as important as Mohamed Salah’s right now, even if it hasn’t had quite the same hype this season.

Liverpool need to sort it.

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