Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is taking a strong interest in investing in a lower league club, reports suggest.
Mane to take new role in football?
The 28-year-old is known for his actions on the pitch, having created his own legacy at Anfield following his stunning consistency since his £34m move from Southampton in 2016.
Mane, who has scored 91 goals in 199 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, could find himself turning down another path as his playing career comes to an end.
Cheikh Sylla, who owns the non-league French side Bourges Foot, told Le Berry Republican (via Sport Witness) that the Senegal international is “serious” about inheriting a stake in the football club, although the percentage concerned was not specified.
“The relationship and exchanges that we have with Sadio Mané are serious,” he said.
“The contacts with the town hall are really there. Are they going to happen? Looking at the international context, with the crisis, I don’t know. What I can say is that had there not been any Covid, we would have already welcome Sadio Mané in Bourge to talk.”
Sylla continued: “Three times now, we’ve had to delay his arrival. Sadio Mané has this desire to present his project in Bourges himself, and that’s entirely to his credit. These days, we talk on the phone. We work. Mané thinks about his potential investment.
“I’m remaking very cautious because it would be such good news for Bourges that I don’t want to give false hope. The project is down to him and his arrival could confirm it”.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This act shows once more how incredibly humble and grounded Mane is. The fortune that glamour that Premier League football provides, and the psychological sway it can do to an individual, has not affected Liverpool’s number ten in any way.
Mane has illustrated his kind acts over the years. From cleaning mosque toilets to helping the Senegal national team’s kit man carry in crates of water from the team coach.
We believe Mane is right up there in terms of one of the best acting professionals out there in football at this time.
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