Liverpool star Mane targets ‘dream’ move as he ‘would be delighted to join’ Spanish giants

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane

According to reports, Sadio Mane is targeting his ‘dream’ move away from Liverpool this summer amid Bayern Munich’s interest in him.

It was revealed on Monday that Bayern Munich are ready and waiting to buy Mane this summer. 

The Senegal international is out of contract in 2023 and he is yet to commit his future to Liverpool.

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The 30-year-old signed for Liverpool in 2016 from Southampton for around £34m.

Mane has been in great form this season as he has grabbed 21 goals and four assists from his 47 appearances.

Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) are reporting that the forward ‘would be delighted to join’ FC Barcelona this summer.

The Spanish side are aware of Mane’s ‘intention’ and they reportedly view him as a ‘top player’.

It is stated that his ‘dream is to join La Liga’ and he has a ‘special predilection for Barca’.

He is said to be a ‘real option’ for Barcelona and he is ‘within reach’ for the La Liga giants.

Mane will likely be in action at Villa Park on Tuesday as Liverpool face Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard has encouraged Villa to embrace the challenge of battling Liverpool:

“Liverpool are a world-class team. Arguably, the best team in the world right now. We’re well aware of the challenge,” said Gerrard.

“I’ve spoken many times about how I respect the coach and the coaching staff there. You either fear that or you put your shoulders back and try to take it on and find situations where you can have your moments in the game.

“Every team on the planet, historically or now, there’s always areas or situations that happen in a game where you can hurt them.

“We’re well aware of the size of the challenge, but it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to it. Big games of football are what it’s all about.

“I know where the team is at and I know that we’re capable of winning football matches. I know we’re capable of going on runs to recover situations – we did it when we initially came in.

“We didn’t get too carried away when we were winning games on the spin, and at the same time, when you go on a tough run and suffer a few bumps it’s important to stick together and have belief in your players.”