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Sadio Mane to replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona ?

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Sadio Mane is believed to be the potential replacement of Lionel Messi as the Liverpool star is ‘willing’ to join the Spanish top-flight giants.

Senegal superstar Sadio Mane would be on the brink of leaving current Premier League champions. After having won almost the most prestigious titles with Liverpool including UEFA Champions League and Premier League, the 28-year-old is said to be ‘willing’ to move at the Nou Camp.

According to the DailyMail, the former Southampton forward would like to join his ex-coach Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. In fact, both spent two years with the Saints from 2014 to 2016.

Sadio Mane celebrating a goal with Ronald Koeman at Southampton in 2015.
Mane celebrating a goal with Ronald Koeman at Southampton in 2015.

However, it is reported that Barcelona officials will have to pay heavily before they can land the former Red Bull Salzburg striker. As Anfield authorities require no less than £108 million to let go their goal scorer.

Moreover, it seems that the Catalonia outfit have a chance in welcoming the 2019 UEFA champions league winner. As he has rejected an extension proposal submitted by Reds’ officials.

As a reminder, Mane’s current deal will expire in 2023. And the club intends to tie him in the quickest way. As his stunning displays continue gaining attractions from several European top clubs including Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid.

In addition, Sadio Mane has had a brilliant 2019/20 season with Liverpool. As he capitulated 47 appearances with the Reds. He bagged 22 goals while assisting 12 times.

His humility and which is similar to that of Leo Messi could catch the eyes of fans. Apart from his outstanding skill that speaks for himself.

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