Senegalese international star Sadio Mane, Bayern Munich striker, is on the verge of leaving the Bavarian team after one disappointing season.
Mane joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022 from Liverpool, England, in a deal that cost the German team treasury an amount of 35 million euros.
According to the British newspaper " The Sun ", Mane failed to prove himself in Germany, and he suffered a severe injury that prevented him from participating with Senegal in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and doubled his suffering in playing mainly with Bayern after returning to the stadiums.
Mane poured fuel on the fire, after he punched his colleague Leroy Sane in the face, after Bayern Munich's match against Manchester City, in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, according to several German and European reports.
And the "Daily Mail" newspaper reinforced the news of Mane's departure from Bayern Munich, when it reported that Thomas Tuchel, coach of the Bavarian team, wants to sell him in the "Mercato" next summer, in order to contract with another striker who is able to implement his plans.
Mane participated in 37 matches in all tournaments with Bayern Munich in the 2022-2023 season, during which he scored 12 goals and provided his teammates with 6 assists.
And “The Sun” confirms that there are 4 clubs in the English Premier League ready to return the 31-year-old Senegalese star to England, which we review in the following lines.
The Sun confirms that Chelsea is leading the race to sign Mane, after a dismal season at all levels, and in the first year of American owner Todd Boyle.
And the “Blues” are in dire need of a top scorer, as evidenced by the fact that the team scored only 36 goals in the English Premier League during 35 matches, at a rate of 1.02 goals per match, which are certainly shocking numbers.
It suffices to point out – for example – that the Norwegian Erling Haaland, the Manchester City striker, single-handedly scored 36 goals in the English Premier League during the season, which is the same number of goals for Chelsea players combined.
It is certain that Mane will give the required impetus and strength to Chelsea, given his great experience in the competition, especially with the arrival of Argentine Mauricio Pochettino as coach of the team, who will inevitably demand new contracts.
It is the second choice for Mane, as he was the favorite for the Senegalese striker, given that the “Ghanzer” secured a place for him in the Champions League competition next season 2023-2024.
Perhaps if a striker of Mane's value had been found in the ranks of Arsenal, the team would have maintained its hopes until the end of winning the "Premier League" title for the current season, knowing that the "Gunners" are closer than ever to another season without winning the league.
Mane can play more than one role in Arsenal, in addition to his primary task of helping the team score goals, he can be considered a reference and role model for young talent.
The "Macabis" are living a historic season in which they are close to qualifying for the European Champions League next season, and only two rounds separate them from achieving that.
If this is achieved, the Newcastle United administration will be generous with coach Eddie Howe, and will give him the necessary budget to conclude contracts worthy of the team's participation in the Champions League.
Mane would provide depth in Newcastle's list, as well as quality, in order to compete with senior Europeans, as well as keep the team in the Premier League's senior circle.
It seems that the doors of Liverpool have not been completely closed in the face of Mane, and it is possible that the club will seek to restore one of its favorite stars.
Mane was crowned with Liverpool with 6 titles (the English Premier League, the League Cup, the FA Cup, the European Champions League, the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup), and therefore the issue of his return is possible, according to “The Sun”.
In fact, Liverpool did not want Mane to leave last summer, had it not been for the player himself's insistence on leaving in search of a new experience.
But in order to complete the process, two basic conditions must be met, namely that the deal price be reasonable, and the second is the player’s keenness to return to Enfield.