Tension at Anfield As Top Liverpool Forward Willing to Quit Club for Real Madrid or Barcelona

Tension at Anfield As Top Liverpool Forward Willing to Quit Club for Real Madrid or Barcelona

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Sadio Mane has informed his agents that he would be willing to leave Liverpool this summer if Real Madrid or Barcelona came calling
  • Mane joined the Reds in 2016 from Southampton and has enjoyed a glittering career at Anfield winning the Uefa Champions League and Premier League titles
  • The 29-year-old played a key role in helping his native country Senegal emerge as African Cup of Nations champions playing the decisive penalty to win the tournament

Sadio Mane now looks set to quit Liverpool after reports emerged the Senegal international has instructed his agents to make a deal if either of Real Madrid or Barcelona asks for his services.

The 29-year old who recently won the AFCON with his native Senegal has experienced a great level of success with the Reds since joining from fellow Premier League club Southampton in 2016.

Tension at Anfield As Top Liverpool Forward Willing to Quit Club for Real Madrid or Barcelona
Sadio Mane current Liverpool contract runs out in 2023 the player and club yet to agree on a new deal. Photo by James Williamson
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According to a report via 90mins, Mane wants to make more of a case that he is the best African footballer in history, and believes a move to Spain would help his course to achieving that goal.

The Senegal international has had a fairly successful career at Anfield and has gone on to become a Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup champion with the Reds.

Mane and Liverpool at standstill over contract renewal

Meanwhile, Sadio Mane is still to sort out his future as a Reds player as the 29-year-old considers his future away from the Anfield club.

According to a report via Goal, at the moment, there have been no serious contacts between Sadio Mane and his representatives with Liverpool for the contract renewal.

Mane’s current contract expires in 2023 and the former Southampton striker’s place in the Reds have also been under threat with the January signing of Luiz Diaz from FC Porto.

Jurgen Klopp Finally Reacts to Sadio Mane’s AFCON Success

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Sadio Mane has been given more time off by Liverpool after leading Senegal to a historic Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Cameroon on Sunday.

Manager Jurgen Klopp disclosed the winger will not be available for the Reds game aganst Leicester City in the English Premier League on Thursday.

Speaking at a pre-match presser for the Leicester game, the German tactician applauded the Senegalese player for his achievement with the national team.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..