Mane is a good footballer, there is no question about it, but is he the all conquering superstar that he has been made out to be?
The 23-year-old looks set to join Liverpool in a major £34 million deal.
The South Coast club have a history of recovering from the loss of top stars with the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin all having moved on without causing too much trouble to the club.
The main issues around those players leaving were that they were crucial members of the first team and seemed irreplaceable, but can the same be said for Saido Mane?
Here are the Transfer Tavern’s top THREE reasons why the departure of Sadio Mane from Southampton would be far from a tragedy for the Saints and their fans…..
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