Sadio Mane is having a fantastic season playing for Liverpool and his national team. He won the African Cup of Nations in February, winning it for the first time with Senegal. With Liverpool, he has a chance to win a league title and a Champions League trophy this season.
Despite this great year, there are still doubts about his future with Liverpool. Reportedly, the likes of Bayern Munich are interested, given the recent rumblings that his extension talks are stalled. On that note, let’s look at the three best destinations for Sadio Mane if Liverpool contract talks break down.
With all due respect to Liverpool, they are not one of the clubs where players will automatically be regarded as one of the best. As Sadio Mane has slowly crept up in conversations for the best in the world this season, it is apparent that it will not be in Liverpool. That is especially true if Mo Salah is still there, as he is expected to extend his deal with the Reds.
One club that has seen the best is Barcelona, and if there is a time to go and a place to be, it is Barcelona in the next few years. Given the potential that this club has and the reputation it has around the footballing world, Mane would be crazy not to go to Barcelona, if there is an option to do just that.
Sadio Mane would slide right in as a versatile winger on this Barcelona squad. They have a lot of young talent coming up, but a position that might not be as strong is the wings. Ansu Fati is there, but nagging knee injuries might keep him from fulfilling his potential.
Additionally, the loan of Adama Traore has not worked out and he will be returning to England when this season finishes. Thus, Barcelona needs a stable winger and an experienced star to get some quality right away, but also remain part of the club as it comes back to European glory.