Sadio Mane should consider switching lanes to Real Madrid, according to the head of the Senegalese Football Association, Saee Seck.
The future of the Premier League Golden Boot winner has been under intense speculation in the recent transfer window with rumours rife that Los Blancos are willing to include young prodigy Marco Asensio as part of the deal to bring the star man to Madrid.
Mane currently on international duty for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations has formed a lethal with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool FC.
Seck’s recent assertion about Mane’s future will surely not go down with the Kopites – but Klopp and the club’s executives are confident the future of one of their most prized assets lies at Anfield.
In an interview cited on Goal.com, Seck said: “Everybody in the world knows that Mane is in the top ten best footballers in the world and he has achieved significant success at Liverpool in the past season.
“He alongside Mo Salah and Firmino are phenomenal. But this is football and he won the Champions League last season and he has the chance to go to Madrid.
“For me, I think it’s the best club in the world. Even if I am a Barcelona fan, I still think Real is the best and Mane should be thinking of that offer seriously.
“The career of a footballer is very short and sometimes you don’t get the chance a lot so if it’s there, and I think Zidane likes him, why not?
“He played in Southampton and when the chance came he took it and went to Liverpool and he has held the challenge well in England. I think he will do well with another challenge in another country.”
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Mane has continued his brilliant scoring form for the Teranga Lions in the Africa Cup of Nations, having scored three crucial goals to fire his side to the semi-finals where they would face Tunisia.
He is expected to miss out Liverpool’s pre-season tour in the U.S in the bid to get a much-needed break after a hectic season for club and country.