Sadio Mane: Girona Indicates Interest in Signing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Teammate

Sadio Mane: Girona Indicates Interest in Signing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Teammate

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 27, 2024 at 1:06 PM
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  • Sadio Mane could be playing in the UEFA Champions League next season
  • The Al-Nassr star is wanted by La Liga giant killers, Girona, this summer
  • Mane teamed up with Cristiano Ronaldo last summer in the Saudi league

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Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo could have played their last game together as the Senegalese forward could be on his way back to European football next season.

They have formed a formidable partnership at Al-Nassr but the ex-Liverpool star could be on his way back to Europe after just one season in the Saudi Pro League.

Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Nassr, Saudi Pro League, Senegal
Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo have formed a great partnership for Al-Nassr this season but the Senegal star could return to Europe. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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According to TransferMarkt, Mane has emerged as a transfer target for UEFA Champions League-bound La Liga giant killers, Girona, this summer as they prepare to strengthen their squad.

Despite a strong performance this season, the Spanish club is said to feel that if they want to compete next season, they must raise their level and management is working to that end.

Girona finished third in La Liga with 81 points, securing a spot in UEFA's elite club tournament.

They reportedly consider Mane, who has 19 goals and 11 assists in 44 appearances for Al-Nassr, as a perfect addition to their squad for the coming season.

Mane and Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr stats

Meanwhile, Mane and Ronaldo have the best-attacking stats for Al-Nassr this season as both forwards have scored a combined 53 goals for the Saudi Pro League giants, FC Tables reports.

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Mane and Ronaldo have scored a combined 53 goals for Al Nassr in all competitions this season. Photo credit: FC Tables.
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The former Liverpool attacker has notched a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in 38 matches in all competitions in his first season in Saudi Arabia and is a few goals short of his teammate.

Ronaldo remains king with the goals in Saudi Arabia as the Portugal icon has recorded a whopping 39 goals and 13 assists in 37 appearances to end the campaign as Al Nassr’s top scorer.

Al Qadisiyah target Sadio Mane

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Al Qadisiyah in Saudi Arabia is prepared to spend big to sign Senegalese ace, Mane, ahead of the summer transfer season.

The mega-rich club has reportedly targeted the Al-Nassr star, along with some other big names, as they prepare for next season's Saudi top flight league.

With two games remaining in the season, Al Qadisiyah leads the standings by nine points, ensuring their promotion to the oil-rich nation's top football tier.

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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..