Mane latest: Bayern ambassador makes big claim

Bayern Munich legend and ambassador Lothar Matthaus has claimed that signing Sadio Mane was a mistake.
Bayern Munich legend and ambassador Lothar Matthaus has claimed that signing Sadio Mane was a mistake.

A Bayern Munich ambassador has now made a big claim about Sadio Mane's future in Germany.

The Senegal international's time in Munich has turned drastically sour in recent weeks, and it is believed he could soon leave the club just one season into his three-year deal.

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His punch-up with teammate Leroy Sane, some underwhelming displays and injury issues in Bavaria have led to serious speculation regarding his future, with Bayern thought to be willing to cut their losses on the €32 million (R667 million) star.

While it has been reported that the forward is determined to stay and prove his worth to the Bundesluga giants, it now appears there could be some serious validity to talks of an early exit, with club legend Lothar Matthaus, who also represents the team as an ambassador, insisting that Mane's time at the club "is over".

Speaking to SuperSport, the Germany icon said: "The relationship between Bayern Munich and Sadio Mane is over.

"Maybe the relationship was a mistake, maybe one of the many mistakes Bayern have done in the last 12 months.

"... He has not been able to replicate his form at Liverpool and it is obvious the club is no more interested in him.

"You can say that maybe the move to Bayern was a mistake for him and the club, and so I don't see him staying at the club beyond this current season."

It has been reported that three English clubs, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United, are interested in signing the west African, but it is thought the 31-year-old is not keen on joining the latter, while it would surprise many if he made the switch to Old Trafford.

Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal are also said to be a potential suitor, but this option has reportedly not been met with any excitement by the former Reds attacker.

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Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel has previously stated that Mane is struggling to regain his confidence in the Bundesliga and has become a shell of the player he was in the Premier League as a result. 

However, Lions of Teranga boss Aliou Cisse has offered an explanation as why that may be the case. 

"What's important now is the health of Sadio Mane, his performances with Bayern but also with Senegal. I believe he's on the right track," Cisse said last month, according to Senegalese outlet WiwSport.

"Let's not forget he went five months without playing [due to injury].

"For a high-level athlete, if you stay 10 days without playing, you feel it."

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