Tuesday Mar 24, 2020. 12:00
Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko believes Sadio Mane will sign for Real Madrid when the current season is brought to a close.
The Senegalese forward has been a major driving force behind Liverpool’s push for the Premier League title, which will surely be successful if and when the season is completed.
Mane has returned a tally of 14 goals and seven assists in the Premier League, making him not only one of the Reds’ best players, but one of the top attackers in the English top flight this season.
The 27-year-old has been linked with Real in the past, having impressed the Spanish giants during the 2018 UEFA Champions League final – the match in which Mohamed Salah was famously forced into an early substitution due to a shoulder injury.
“I see Mane at Real Madrid [more than Mohamed Salah],” Sissoko told Europa Calcio.
“He [Mane] has the characteristics that [Zinedine] Zidane wants, I think Mane will go to Real Madrid.
“I don’t know if Salah will continue at Liverpool. If he left, his departure could be good for the team. Liverpool are very smart and would know how to replace him.”
Both the Premier League and La Liga are indefinitely suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.