Liverpool’s decision to obstruct his move to Real Madrid last summer has reportedly left Sadio Mane fuming at the club officials
Mane enjoyed another stellar season at Anfield, smashing a 20-goal barrier for the third year running.
The 28-year-old forward gave an immense contribution to Liverpool’s first Premier League title in 30 years, leading the line alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
However, the former Southampton star has found the Reds’ efforts to ward off Real Madrid’s interest last summer annoying and is still angry at the club.
According to the Metro, the prolific winger is reassessing his options after seeing his prospective move to the Santiago Bernabeu coming to a cropper.
Los Blancos’ interest has since vanished, with Barcelona led by his ex-boss Ronald Koeman recently taking Mane’s signing into consideration.
📰 — Sadio Mané has refused to renew his contract with Liverpool. The Senegalese winger is open to the idea of playing under Koeman as he used to during his time at Southampton. [tuttomercato] pic.twitter.com/h6gdIxrQox— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) August 27, 2020
Tasked with overhauling an aging squad, Koeman is on the lookout for fresh options and has reportedly set his sights on the Senegalese superstar.
The Spanish powerhouse prepare for life after Lionel Messi, who seems to be heading towards the Camp Nou exit after handing transfer request to the club.
Messi’s future lies in the Premier League, with Manchester City remaining the most viable destination.
Although the ‘Blaugrana’ may opt to pursue a deal for Mane, Jurgen Klopp is adamant Liverpool will keep all of their headline performers beyond the summer.
The German manager has already admitted newly-crowned Premier League champions won’t be having a busy transfer campaign, which also refers to outgoings.