Like the club itself, Sadio Mané’s 2022/23 season for Bayern Munich started out strong. Freshly arrived from Liverpool, the Senegalese international seemed to acclimate in record time as the Bavarians romped all over RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup at the end of July.
Yet just a year later, Mané’s future — and that of the club — has rarely been cloudier. A pre-World Cup injury derailed his season, but even before that his scoring record had faded. Mané has had to juggle different positions while hopping in and out of the XI under Julian Nagelsmann as well as Thomas Tuchel, and now finds himself among the touted transfers in a very, very crowded winger room. Safe to say that’s not how he imagined it.
But as the club — temporarily sans a sporting director after the recent axing of Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić — make their summer transfer window plans, don’t expect Mané to be ready to throw in the towel. Senegal teammate Saliou Ciss shared some insights into Mané’s season for Canal+ Sport Afrique, as captured by @iMiaSanMia:
Saliou Ciss : "Sadio (Mané) has just joined a new league, a new environment. His injury didn't help. By next season, he will be able to overcome all the problems and poor performances. We will see a new Sadio Mané (next season)" [@cplussportafr] pic.twitter.com/KvNQ7zkb0C— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 8, 2023
Will we see a new Sadio in 2023/24? Will it still be at Bayern? Or will the much-heralded signing coup from just a summer ago be the latest casualty of the Bavarian churn and burn?
Want more info on the striker debate? What about the rumors of Declan Rice to Bayern Munich? Well, look no further than our newest podcast episode! We talk transfers in this one, and it goes rather in-depth. Listen to it below or on Spotify.
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