Mane stalling new contract at Liverpool; Reasons revealed

Mane stalling new contract at Liverpool with his current deal due next summer and amid interest from two European bigwigs.

Sadio Mane is delaying his new contract due to interest from two European heavyweights.

If Sadio Mane decides to leave Liverpool this summer, rumours say he will prefer to join Paris Saint-Germain over Bayern Munich.

Rival teams are reportedly interested in recruiting him, but he appears to have made his preference clear with a huge offer on the table.

Mane is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal after being offered fresh terms at Anfield. 

Mane’s current contract, at around £200,000 per week, ends in 2023, and the attacker has done everything he can to convince the club that he is deserving of a raise. 

He has scored 12 goals for Liverpool since the turn of the year, the most of any Liverpool player, including teammate Mohamed Salah.

However, the club will be aware that he turns 31 in June and his best days could well be behind him.

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Why Mane stalling new contract 

PSG are offering the 30-year-old a lucrative deal to move to the Parc des Princes this summer, with Bayern unable to match their financial power.

The opportunity to move to PSG where a Ligue 1 title is almost a formality may be more suited to the latter stage of his illustrious career.

News of PSG’s interest, as reported by Bild’s Christian Falk on Twitter is likely to cause concern amongst Liverpool fans, with his agent Bjorn Bezemer revealing back in March that the two parties were not in talks. 

“We talk a lot with Liverpool but currently we are not talking about a contract extension, we are waiting for the end of the season,” he told TFM Senegal via Anfield Talk.

Mane has scored 119 goals in 267 appearances for the Reds since arriving in 2016. 

However, there is a belief that he could be ready for a new challenge, having already won the Premier League, Champions League, and Club World Cup.

Meanwhile, Klopp has already begun his charm offensive in a bid to convince Mane to stay.

He hailed Mane’s recent performances after a difficult season last term. 

“He’s a world-class striker. Wherever he will play, left-wing, right-wing, centre, he’s a world-class striker,” Klopp said after Mane scored twice in a 3-1 win over Norwich.

“It’s really helpful to have him here. He helped the team out today massively with first playing in the centre, then going back to left-wing, then being in the right moment in the centre to do the bicycle kick.”

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