Newcastle have been linked in the Sunday People today with 22-year-old midfielder Sadio Mane, who can play in any position across midfield and also as a striker, and he has already played 10 times for the full Senegal side with three goals.
Sadio Mane – 21 year-old Senegal midfielder
Newcastle need to bring in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye in the summer, but there will also be a number of wide men leaving like Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux.
Newcastle also will need to bring some strikers in over the summer, and Sadio has an excellent goal-scoring record in Austria.
So it makes sense that Newcastle would be linked with midfielders and strikers in the summer transfer window.
21 year-old Sadio Mane plays for Red Bull Salzburg and he turns 22 on April 10th, and it said to be rated at around £10M, and he played four times in the London Olympics for Senegal.
Mane was born in Sedhiou in Senegal and joined French club Metz in the summer of 2011, and then in the summer of 2012 he joined Red Bull Salzburg for £4M.
It’s not surprising that the Senegal midfielder is keen to come to England and Chief Scout Graham Carr has been watching him closely in Austria.
The People is reporting he is even keen to come to Newcastle, where he will find a lot of French-speaking players and could settle down very quickly.
Sadio stands 5’9″ tall and is right footed and has played 64 times for Salzburg with 37 goals and 36 assists, according to transfermkt.com, and is currently a hot property in Europe.
This season he has 22 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg with 11 goals and 12 assists and is having a terrific season.
If Newcastle are really interested in this player, we have to hope they will move quickly and get him signed up before other top clubs become interested in this midfielder/striker.
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