Sadio Mane should heed Mohamed Salah’s warning as PSG ‘hesitation’ emerges

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is out of contract at the end of next season, with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain linked with a move for the Senegal international.

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Jamie Carragher was talking about Mohamed Salah, but the words should have also resonated in the ears of his Liverpool colleague.

For much of 2022, contract negotiations at Anfield have focused on Jurgen Klopp or top scorer Salah. And with the manager’s agreement extended, the questions instantly returned to the Egyptian.

But in the clutch months of the season, it was Sadio Mane who came to the party, pushing Liverpool ever closer to an unprecedented four-fold. They may fail in the Premier League race, but anyone associated with the Reds knows he will be an integral part of the battle for the remaining two trophies.

Since the end of Senegal’s AFCON-winning campaign, Mane has scored 12 goals, including one in every game of their Champions League semi-final win over Villarreal. But like Salah, his future remains uncertain.

Liverpool’s iconic front three – including Roberto Firmino – are all out of contract next summer and the chances of the trio all agreeing to new terms look unlikely, at best. Bayern Munich were the first to be linked with Mane, before Paris Saint-Germain emerged as potential suitors earlier this week.

Reporting through GFFN claim that PSG would actually be the favorites to sign the 30-year-old, if he doesn’t sign a new contract this summer and his reluctance to sign that contract is in their interest.

Sadio Mane was in superb form in the second half of the season

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But Mane has very recent examples that the grass isn’t always greener and leaving Liverpool isn’t always the wisest option. Last summer, Gini Wijnaldum left as a true icon for the club, which had gone from underrated to highly regarded on Merseyside.

A season on, his future is unclear, having never managed to establish himself in Ligue 1 and Mauricio Pochettino’s richly-built superstar squad. And even if Carragher’s warning was aimed at Mane’s teammate, it could easily have been in his direction.

“Jurgen Klopp turned good players into great players, and Mo Salah was one of them. He was a very good player, now he’s become a superstar,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

Jamie Carragher has warned Mo Salah and reminded him of some former Liverpool players who haven’t thrived since leaving


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“Gini Wijnaldum was one of them. Coutinho was one of them. Emre Can was another, who wasn’t quite at that level. But they were three players who thought maybe “to be that they deserved more from Liverpool in terms of wages. They made a move and it’s never been the same for them. I think that’s a lesson for Mo Salah going forward.

“It’s not that he’s not a great player, but it suits him. The Premier League suits him, Jurgen Klopp suits him, this club suits him. And that’s where he was a superstar, nowhere else before.

“He could do it somewhere else, but I think he should remember about two or three of those players who left Liverpool thinking the grass is greener on the other side, maybe in terms of wages.”

Once considered a player Liverpool overpaid for when they sent £30m to Southampton, Mane is now widely recognized as one of the best players in the world. He has of course done so much himself, but the synergy between player and manager should not be overstated and with contract talks really set to begin in a few weeks, perhaps it would be wise to s ‘in memory.

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