PSG Target Liverpool Winger Sadio Mané as Neymar Replacement

Assuming Neymar Jr. departs Paris Saint-Germain next summer, sporting director Leonardo will have plenty of cash to spend on a world-class replacement and according to a recent report, Liverpool’s Sadio Mané is their ideal successor.

In the latest edition of France Football (via Get French Football News), there is a feature about potential PSG transfers and the Senegal international’s name is mentioned as a player that could arrive next summer.

This isn’t the first time speculation regarding Mané’s future has made it into the press. Ahead of last summer’s transfer window, the Daily Mail reported that Real Madrid was interested in the 27-year-old winger.

Mané would be an ideal signing for PSG as I have written about recently. Money shouldn’t be an issue, especially if Neymar is sold, and he could play on the opposite wing of Kylian Mbappé (assuming he stays at the club as well) with Mauro Icardi in the middle (assuming PSG make his loan deal permanent).

The trickiest part of this transfer is convincing Mané to leave Merseyside (his contract runs until 2023). If Liverpool wins the Premier League this season, Mané would have little to prove at the club having won the UEFA Champions League last season. He could be looking to cash in on his talents and playing at PSG, alongside fellow Senegal international Idrissa Gueye, would accomplish just that.

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8 Comments

  1. Red Ted says:

    As he doesn’t have an overwhelming desire to be as rich as possible I doubt Mané would want to spend his best years playing in a second rate league. French football is poor compared to the Premier League, it’s a ridiculous idea.

    1. Ed says:

      How do you know how much money Mané wants to make in his career?

      Several other players, who would walk into the Liverpool squad, don’t mind Ligue 1 and I would be willing to bet you don’t watch the league at all so I don’t think you’re qualified to speak about its quality.

      1. Roy K says:

        There’s a reason why the EPL has huge broadcasting rights, and is among the most watched leagues. While the Ligue 1 isn’t bad, it’s certainly not competitive as the EPL, nor does have it as much money floating around. Aside from PSG, which other club now routinely makes it to the knockout stages of the CL? Top players go to PSG because of the money. And they certainly don’t go to any of the other teams. PSG may want Mane,but if he goes (and that’s a big if), he’ll go to the likes of RM or Barcelona

        1. Ed says:

          Yeah, great marketing. Premier League is third in terms of quality behind La Liga and Bundesliga. How competitive is the Premier League this season? Liverpool miles ahead of everyone and only Leicester can challenge them? Ok… Top players come to PSG because it’s an exciting project and a club on the rise (unlike, say, Manchester United).

  2. Dale derrivale says:

    I think it’s more likely that Mbappé will come to Liverpool

    1. Ed says:

      Klopp already ruled that out. Liverpool can’t afford him.

  3. Roy K says:

    Mane won’t go to PSG. End of. He gets well paid in a club which is challenging for the EPL, a league which is more widely watched and has more money than the Ligue 1. Also, the EPL is more competitive than the Ligue 1, and has more teams in the knockout stages in the CL, while the Ligue 1 just has PSG.

    1. Ed says:

      Read the article. If Mane wins the Premier League and he already has a Champions League title, he may want a new challenge and live in a bigger (better) city. Just speculation but the rumor is there.

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