Bayern Munich are still hopeful of signing Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane this summer, according to reliable journalist Florian Plettenberg.
The Lowdown: Magnificent season for Mane
The Reds have had numerous standout heroes during a memorable season and Mane has undoubtedly been one of his side’s star men, having once been hailed as a ‘machine’ by Jamie Carragher.
The 30-year-old has thrived in a new central attacking role, scoring 16 times in the Premier League, not to mention netting huge winning penalties for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final and a World Cup playoff.
Mane has recently been linked with a summer move to Bayern, however, as they look to replace Robert Lewandowski and capitalise on a contract with just 13 months left to run.
The Latest: Fresh ‘talks’
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Plettenberg of Sky Sports Germany claimed that Mane is considering joining the Bundesliga champions and is already in ‘talks’ over a move:
“News #Mane: He can really imagine to join #FCBayern this summer! There is movement in talks with the player and his management. Next 3-4 weeks are decisive. Nagelsmann & Brazzo want him. Transfer fee probably less than €50m.”
The Verdict: Could he actually leave?
While it would be a surprise in Mane didn’t sign a new deal at Liverpool, this update does suggest that his exit is actually possible this summer.
At 30, the attacker may feel that he has one more big move in him during his prime, and it could be that he feels a fresh challenge will be beneficial after six years with the Reds.
That being said, Bayern are still not the proposition Liverpool are currently, in terms of their manager and standing in European football, so we feel a new contract is still to be expected.
In other news, one Liverpool attacker has been backed to stay at Anfield. Find out who it is here.
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