Manchester United Transfer News: Sky Germany (via The Mirror) reports that Sadio Mane, a former Liverpool star who is now playing for Bayern Munich, might be transferred to Manchester United.
Mane had a productive six years with Liverpool, during which time he rose to prominence as one of the game’s top wingers. In 269 games with the Reds, he scored 120 goals and added 48 assists. In addition to the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, the striker was instrumental in the team’s six trophy victories.
The Senegalese international player has been with the Anfield club since 2010, but he chose to part ways with them in the summer of 2017. Mane signed a £35 million agreement to join Bundesliga powerhouses Bayern Munich.
The Bavarians paid £42.5 million to get the forward after losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona. Unfortunately for Mane, things have not gone well throughout the transition.
In 37 appearances for Bayern, Mane has scored 12 goals and sent out six assists. The winger’s statistics aren’t terrible, but his play has been disappointing.
After Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League last month, the former Southampton star also made headlines for striking teammate Leroy Sane. The consequence was a one-game suspension for the offending player.
Manchester United Transfer News: Bayern Munich star wanted by the Red Devils
Mane’s status at Bayern has not risen since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager. The offensive player had just five minutes of action in Sunday’s 6-0 league victory against Schalke.
Therefore, Bayern has decided that Mane’s time with the club has come to an end. The report claims that the German powerhouses will trade the forward over the next offseason.
Only teams in the Premier League would be able to afford Mane’s salary. According to the rumour, both Manchester United and Newcastle United have been mentioned as possible destinations for the Senegalese.
According to reports, Manchester United is dead set on adding a new striker to bolster its offence. Since the futures of Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial are apparently unknown at Old Trafford, they might possibly recruit a winger like Mane.