Laporta continues his desperate hunt for a crack. The Barça president promised off the record that Barça 2022-23 would have a great star but the matter is getting complicated. Haaland is going to City, Salah is going to renew with Liverpool and Bayern don’t want to leave Lewandowski. This Tuesday, Mundo Deportivo puts the name of Sadio Mané on the table, the fantastic Senegalese striker whose contract ends in 2023 with Liverpool and who, always according to MD, he would have let himself be loved and would not see with bad eyes landing at the Camp Nou because he believes that, with Barça’s lights behind him, the Ballon d’Or would be closer.
maneone of the demons that humiliated Barça at Anfield’s dog night in May 2019 (4-0), carries a curiosity. As SER Cayalunya recently explained, it was one of the requests that Messi made to Laporta to continue dressed as a Barça player last season. The operation did not work out. Messi has always been full of praise for a player capable of going into space, of unbalancing from the wing, with a fantastic instinct to score and assist; And besides, he works. “He is a player that I love,” said the Argentine to justify that he gave him his support in The Best votes.
It does not seem easy, however, for Liverpool to let go of a player who has just turned 30 and who is one of the pillars of the team. Despite having players of the level of Luis Díaz, Diogo Jota, Salah, Origi or Firmino (these last two days could come out in the summer), he is essential for Klopp and has been key in putting Liverpool in the European elite. Barça, moreover, finds itself in a situation of permanent economic weakness that makes it difficult to think, unless the player makes a lot of effort, that he can compete for the signing of the great African footballer of the moment together with Salah (both met in the last final of the Africa Cup).