Buzzing with big stars and sky-high figures in recent days, the market has seen notable acquisitions like Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté joining Al-Ittihad. The rapidly rising Saudi Arabia could potentially lure another European star into action today.
According to the reports from “Sky Sports,” Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mané is being targeted by Saudi football and could become another renowned player from a top European team to venture towards the Middle East. While confirming that the Senegalese forward has become a target for the emerging force in the football market, the cited source did not disclose which club is aiming to secure the services of the former Liverpool player.
Mané, who was signed by the German giants during the summer transfer window of 2022, had a less impressive debut season at Bayern Munich, achieving rather modest numbers compared to the expectations surrounding him: 12 goals and six assists in 38 matches. Failing to convince the Bavarian management, Mané could be traded during this transfer window.
Real Madrid has reportedly shown interest in the player
Following the departures of names like Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Díaz, Real Madrid is seeking reinforcements for their offensive department. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Madrid club is considering the acquisition of Sadio Mané as a replacement.
Coming off an inconsistent season with Bayern Munich, the Senegalese player faced difficulties in adapting to the team and was involved in a clash with teammate Leroy Sané.
Despite having a contract with the Germans until 2025, Real Madrid is said to be willing to pay up to €30 million (approximately £26 million) to secure Mané’s services. Currently, the Spanish club only relies on Brazilian players Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo for their attacking line.
The 31-year-old player could serve as both a winger backup and a more central option, as he has previously played in such roles during his time at Liverpool. His arrival wouldn’t hinder Real’s pursuit of other targets like Harry Kane and Kai Havertz.