Liverpool star fears FSG wants to force him out of the club after new development
Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane fears the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group “want him out” amid his ongoing contract stalemate, according to report.
The 29-year-old is yet to agree an extension to his current deal expiring in the summer of 2023.
However, the Senegal international instead fears FSG “want him out” and are happy to cash in on him this summer, which is the last realistic chance of securing a significant fee.
The club’s American-based owners are instead focusing on agreeing an extension with Mane’s fellow superstar forward Mohamed Salah.
The “huge” combination of silence from FSG as well as the £50million late-January signing of Luis Diaz has, the source added, suggested to Mane that he is not included in the future plan of the club.
The former Southampton forward has remained a virtual untouchable in the starting XI, albeit operating centrally in recent matches due to Diaz taking over on the left flank and injuries to Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.
But Mane was visibly angry when he was substituted after 80 minutes of last Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Chelsea and replaced by Jota.
He has scored 13 goals and provided two assists from 32 matches for the Reds in all competitions this season.
Mane joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016 and has scored 110 goals and provided 45 assists from 250 matches.