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Alarm bells ringing for Liverpool as Sadio Mane ‘willing’ to consider two exit routes

Sadio Mane is being linked with a transfer to Spain again after his AFCON success – and the Liverpool forward would reportedly be open to two destinations.

Mane has established himself as one of the best forwards in the world during his time with Liverpool. Since joining from Southampton in 2016, he has scored 107 goals in 244 games. He was a member of the squads to win the Champions League in 2019 and Premier League in 2020.

The Senegal international added to his medal cabinet over the weekend by scoring the winning penalty for his country in the Africa Cup of Nations final. It has further heightened his stock.

Liverpool could face a tricky decision with Mane in the summer. He is out of contract in 2023, by which time he will be in his 30s. And after his form slipped last season, they may have some concerns about handing him a big deal.

Besides, the Reds are currently focusing on his fellow forward Mohamed Salah. Also out of contract in 18 months’ time, Liverpool are prioritising a renewal for the Egypt international.

Together, they have formed part of a dynamic front three during Jurgen Klopp’s reign. Their main partner centrally has been Roberto Firmino, but Diogo Jota has taken up such a role this season.

It is Mane and Salah, though, who have been most regularly linked with transfers to the European elite – even if they are already at one of the most powerful clubs in the world.

Moving to La Liga to play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona is an idea that has never really gone away for either of the pair. Reports touting said moves have been somewhat optimistic from Spain, given their respective financial situations.

But both seem ready to invest again and could capitalise on Mane’s return to prominence on the global arena.

Indeed, according to Goal, Barca and Madrid are both ready to pounce if Mane’s contract situation stalls. They would not want to lose the opportunity of acquiring a world-class talent.

And the report warns Liverpool that Mane is willing to consider such a move if either come calling. Playing in La Liga has been a dream for the former RB Salzburg man.

But as of yet, no formal offers have arrived on Liverpool’s table….

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