Southampton hope that the distraction of the transfer market does not affect Sadio Mane. It is believed that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in the player, who has stated would like to leave. Last week Mane was fined and left out of the team by manager Ronald Koeman. The forward has come out to say it was a simple misunderstanding, but it has alerted the top clubs that they may be able to tempt him to move in the January transfer market.
After the defeat against Norwich, Koeman came out publicly criticizing the player. Stating that the player was late for a meeting that is not good enough. The club is keen to put this behind them as soon as possible. Mane will train as normal with the first team.
Resigned to losing him
No matter what they do, Southampton is resigned to the fact that they are going to lose the player in the summer no matter what. Mane has refused to enter contract discussions to extend his current deal due to wanting to leave the club. He will be coming into his last two years and will be available to buy if any team meets his asking price. People using betting strategies have him as odds on favourite to be transferred this January transfer window.
The Senegalese is the main player for his international team and popular throughout Africa. Over the last two seasons, he has been the outstanding player for Southampton and will be sorely missed. It will be difficult for the club to find a like for like replacement.
With clubs such as Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United show interest in one of your players, it is very hard to stop it happening. It could be a profitable betting system putting money on Man U to get his signature. It will be interesting to see if they put a bid forward for him during the January transfer market.
Many people playing fantasy football games will be working out if it is going to be a profitable betting system to put him into their team should he be transferred. It could be a wise betting strategy including him as if he does hit form; he guarantees goals.
Chelsea, big admirers
If he does not go to Manchester United, then Chelsea is his next likely destination. The Blues have watched the player closely over the last few seasons and are admirers of the 23-year-old. He scored against them this season during Southampton’s 3 – 1 win over Chelsea.
The Blues need a goal scorer if they are going to have any chance of making the top four. Even if they got Ronaldo, it would be highly unlikely that they managed to meet that. It could be the case that they wait until they put in place a new full-time manager before they make any new signings. They will want lots of cash available so the new man can create a team in his image.
This article is from sports journalist and professional writer John Hawthorne. To see more from John visit this free bets information site.
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