Sadio Mane admits he is flattered
by suggested interest from Real Madrid but insists he is hap-
py at Liverpool and fully focused on trying to help them win the Champions League. Reports from Spain in recent weeks have suggested that Real want to bring the Senegal forward and Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu. Mane will
be in action across the city on Saturday, at Atletico Madrid’s
Wanda Metropolitano home, which will host the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.
The 27-year-old has scored 17 goals in 24 matches for his club since the turn of the year, and is expected to lead his country’s attack in Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations, which
starts in late June.
As he prepared for Saturday’s European final, Mane was
asked about interest from Real Madrid, and did not dismiss
He did, though, insist that Liverpool’s progress to the Champions League final – which has seen them knock out Napoli, Bayern Munich, Porto and Barcelona – is a sign of their standing in the European game.
“This is part of football, so we have to deal with it,” said Mane. “But for me, the more important thing is that I am with Liverpool and I am very happy here, and I am preparing for
one of the club’s biggest games.
“Let’s focus on this first, and on winning it.
“It’s always a pleasure for this kind of team to want you, but Liverpool, don’t forget, we beat big teams.” Mane scored for Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final, which ended in the disappointment of a 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in Kiev.
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