A Sadio Mané sale would be a massive mistake from Liverpool this summer. Bayern Munich reportedly see a possible transfer.
Sadio Mané’s contract expires in 2023 and that creates a real issue for Liverpool. If he doesn’t sign a new one, the player can leave for nothing next year. Sell now and the team loses a star player for what would almost certainly be a discounted price.
In truth, there’s always been a weird silence around Mané’s future as the discussion centred almost entirely around Mohamed Salah. Liverpool, though, will surely try to secure a new contract this summer – even if it feels very, very late.
And because it’s so late, other teams will see an opportunity at a bargain. Bayern Munich reportedly do, with Sky Germany claiming the Bavarians want to sign Mané as a Robert Lewandowski replacement.
They believe Liverpool would accept around £40m for their no.10 – certainly a discounted price. And if that is indeed the plan this summer, the Reds are making a massive mistake.
Liverpool could sanction Sadio Mané sale
We assumed Bayern would move for Mané as soon as Lewandowski looked likely to leave. Reports continue to suggest that they’ll try and tempt Liverpool into a sale but this is the first time we’ve seen a price attached.
£40m would be a steal and one Liverpool simply can’t allow to happen. If only because that £40m would be largely pointless – Mané would give the team more value in one final season before leaving for free.
The chances of Liverpool actually finding someone to deliver what he can for £40m next season seem incredibly slim. After all, Mané’s been world-class for years now yet this is still probably the best he has ever been.
He’s remarkably important to the side, playing brilliant and offering vital goals at the most difficult time of the season. Selling would be a huge mistake that Liverpool would regret as soon as next season.
This is probably the best squad the club has ever had and they can’t afford to waste that. Keeping it together for as long as possible delivers the greatest chance of success before these players move past their prime – and that’s certainly worth more than £40m. Even for just one more year.