A season and then goes? After hitting Leroy Sané, Sadio Mané would find himself on an ejection seat at Bayern Munich.
Sadio Mané is unlucky. Since returning from a fibula injury that deprived him of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Senegalese international (95 caps, 35 goals) has lost its effectiveness in front of goal (no goals scored in 9 games in all competitions). As if this scarcity were not enough, the 31-year-old winger struck a blow in the face of his team-mate Leroy Sané, last Tuesday April 11, after the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against Manchester City (3-0 defeat). 0), due to a racist slur from German quickly denied by the Bavarian club. This stroke of blood earned him to be suspended for the match of the 28e daytime Bundesliga against Hoffenheim (1-1), Saturday.
A comeback against City…
But while he had received a suspension ” until further notice “, Sadio Mané will make his return on Wednesday, on the occasion of the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League. This was announced by his coach Thomas Tuchel in the mixed zone on Saturday. “Sadio has already reacted and apologized. Tomorrow (Sunday, editor’s note), he will resume training as normal and will be in the squad against Manchester City., assured the German technician. From there to estimate that the troubles are behind the former Messin? Far from there…
#LDC 🌟 – Sadio Mané will be in the squad for the return match against City!
💬 “I’m ready to be his lawyer and put my hand on fire for Sadio. Nothing will remain of this situation. It was like a purifying storm.” said his coach, Thomas Tuchel. pic.twitter.com/TmoUrxyDts
– CANAL + SPORT Africa (@cplussportafr) April 16, 2023
… and a departure in the summer?
Indeed, according to several indiscretions, Mané would no longer be in the odor of sanctity at the Rekordmeister. In addition to his performances on the ground which are debated, the former Liverpool would be accused of individualism by the rest of the locker room. And then the native of Bambali would not really fit into the plans of Tuchel, who arrived to replace Julian Nagelsman who was sacked last March. So many elements that would lead the management of Bayern to push the player towards the exit, during the next summer transfer window. “From what I hear, Bayern will do everything to get rid of Sadio Mané this summer. From a sporting point of view, Thomas Tuchel has no project with Mané because he does not correspond to his system. That’s what I learned. The player is very criticized internally”released Sunday Florian Plettenberg journalist of Sky Sportsoften very knowledgeable about Bayern.
– @Plettigoal: ‘From what I’m hearing, Bayern will try everything to offload Sadio Mané in the summer. From a sporting point of view, Thomas Tuchel has no plans with Mané as he doesn’t fit his system. This is my information. The player is seen very critically internally’ [Sky90] pic.twitter.com/2O4FVE1Q7y
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 16, 2023
A season after his arrival with fanfare from Liverpool, the double African Ballon d’Or could therefore already have to bounce back to another club. A hell of a snub for the 2022 African champion.