What Cristiano Ronaldo predicted has become a reality.. Upon his arrival at Al Nasr, the Portuguese star assured that in the future the Saudi Arabian league could become one of the most competitive in the world, but no one expected the future to come so soon. During this transfer market, there were several footballers who, following in the footsteps of El Bicho (more precisely, the path of millions of euros), decided to move to Middle Eastern football: the list started with Karim Benzema, then N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Coulibaly, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Neves, Sergei Milinkovic Savic, Marcelo Brozovic, Jordan Henderson and it seems to be endless. This is true the CR7 club is not taken for granted and continues to look for reinforcements.
CR7, with an Al Nassr shirt.
In recent hours, journalist Fabrizio Romano posted on his social media that The Arab team is interested in hiring Sadio Mane, the 31-year-old Senegalese striker who currently plays for Bayern Munich.. Although in principle the intention of the player was to stay for another season in the Bundesliga, the Bavarian club prefers to sell him after a couple of indiscipline from the former Liverpool. This led the attacker to analyze the possibility of moving to Asia and is ready to enter into a contract. Figures on how much money will be made have not yet been made public.
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Sadio Mane: glorious past, controversial present
Sadio Mane knew how to leave a legacy of his history. He arrived at Liverpool in 2016 thanks to Jurgen Klopp and has never stopped reaping the rewards of success.: Premier League, Champions League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. He did the same with the Senegal national team, where he qualified his country for two consecutive World Cups and won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021.
But above all, he is a hero for the work he does for his community.. “Why do I need ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches and two planes? What will these items do for me and the world? I starved, worked in the fields, played barefoot and didn’t go to school. Today I can help people. I prefer to build schools and distribute food or clothing to poor people.”– he stated some time ago in an interview. In 2022, he won the Socrates Trophy at the Ballon d’Or for his social activism.
Sadio Mane in a Liverpool jersey.
However, lately he has decided to take a different course with very bright decisions. The first of these is his sudden departure from Liverpool. In the midst of an ego battle with Mohamed Salah over who was the greatest figure at the club, he decided not to renew his contract with the Anfield team, claiming the people of his country didn’t want him to continue. “If 60-70% of the Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool, I will do what they want … We’ll see soon.”He held on for a while before leaving.
From England he moved directly to Germany, where I was hoping to continue winning titles with Bayern Munich., who paid 32 million euros for the pass. Howeverhis performances were far below his usual level, and his campaign was marked by non-football related issues: After an altercation with Leroy Sane in the Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City, the German would launch a very serious insult at the Senegalese, and he answered with a blow. The incident was leaked online and despite the fact that the attacker apologized to the team, he received a harsh punishment from the Bavarian team.
Discussion between Manet and Sane.
Bayern suspended Mane for one game and fined the player 300,000 euros with a significant reduction in his salary. The issue of unilateral termination of the contract with the striker was also considered.However, Sane would stand up for this not to happen. Trainer Thomas Tuchel spoke in his favor: “I know him, I know his environment, I know that he is an absolute professional. I have never done anything like this. Everyone has the right to make a mistake, it was already too much, including against the Bayern code of conduct. He saw it this way and apologized convincingly.”
Al-Nasr is in talks, but what about FIFA sanctions?
A few days ago, after hiring Marcelo Brozovic, FIFA announced tough sanctions for Ronaldo’s team for non-payment of the debt. The house of world football has announced that Al-Nasr will not be able to sign players for three consecutive transfer markets. Due to the debt the Asian club has owed Leicester City since 2018, when they bought Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa’s €15m card. The football player stayed at the club until 2020, but then moved to the Turkish Sivasspor.
Brozovic, another Al-Nasr reinforcement.
The decision indicates that the interest associated with the player’s game must be settled. According to the documents, the dispute is related to the Asian’s debt to the club, which was relegated from the Premier League last season, which is about 460,000 euros, which is confirmed by the British edition of the Mirror.
The ruling was originally published in October 2021 when Al-Nasr was warned that they would receive a transfer ban if they did not pay Leicester the amount owed. Nearly two years later, without a final decision, the Saudi Arabia team receives the said sanction with immediate effect. A bombshell that exploded in the movement of the Asian football transfer market and did not fully determine whether Brozovic himself could register in the squad or not. But The club doesn’t seem to care that it’s not only in talks for Mane, but that it’s in talks with Manchester United for Alex Telles, the Brazilian winger.