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Report: 'Phenomenal' Liverpool star could trigger Real Madrid transfer with a MOTM display tonight

Real Madrid could move for Sadio Mané after tonight’s final, according to reports. The Liverpool star has a little over 12 months left on his contract.

This comes from AS. They claim that Real Madrid are prepared to get involved in the race for Sadio Mané. At the moment, that race involves Bayern Munich and Liverpool, of course.

Mané’s contract expires in 2023, making this the final transfer window where Liverpool can receive a fee. Now, they’ll hope to extend his deal for a few more years and avoid that. Should the no.10 reject a new deal, though, it might be in Liverpool’s best interest to sell.

And there’s where Madrid could get involved. AS say that a source close to the situation told them that a fine performance in tonight’s UEFA Champions League final could trigger Real’s serious interest.

That would have them competing with Bayern, it seems. There has been interest from the Bavarians for weeks now and Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg said only yesterday that they’re feeling confident over Mané.

All we know for sure is that this one won’t go away until Mané signs a contract with someone.

Real Madrid could want Sadio Mané

Really, this sounds like pre-final talk coming out of Spain and nothing we’d be too worried about. Mané’s situation is a concern but we don’t see how a move to Real Madrid would benefit him. They’ve got Vinicius Jr on their left for a long time to come, while Karim Benzema is untouchable down the middle.

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Jurgen Klopp complained just yesterday about such rumours. He mentioned how it’s ‘not the first’ Bayern rumour he’s dealt with before a final. This match is the talk of football, after all, and everyone wants to be involved in the discussion.

Obviously, Mané’s future is genuinely a concern. He promises an answer this weekend – a ‘special’ one at that – and we can only hope he renews his deal at Anfield.

We’ve seen him in remarkable form this season and keeping him around is surely in everyone’s best interests.

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