‘France Football’: “For Mané it’s Real Madrid or nothing”

first_imgBut with a contract with the Reds until 2023, his departure from Anfield is more than complicated. Signed in 2016 from Southampton in exchange for 34 million euros after a stupendous season (15 goals and nine assists), Mané has become a basic piece in the scheme of Jürgen Klopp and one of the great dangers of Liverpool champion of Europe ( this season he has 18 goals and 12 assists). A hypothetical transfer would be around amounts that Madrid is not willing to pay now, especially after the economic blow that this coronavirus crisis is assuming. “Liverpool is not a selling club, but in case of negotiation, the player’s current valuation is estimated at around 150 million euros,” he writes. France Football … “For Sadio Mané, Real Madrid or nothing.” With this striking headline, France Football analyzes the situation in the market of the Senegalese striker for Liverpool. The 28-year-old player has been installed in rumors for two years about the possible Madrid signings. It was precisely the French magazine that lit the wick in 2018. “Mané was going to be the first signing of Zidane for 2019-20”, was the news of France Football. The media reported at the time that the resignation of the coach stopped the operation. Two years later, he says that Mané’s dream is to wear the Madrid shirt one day …To the African star, always according France Football, he would have had a bitter taste this season after failing to win the Ballon d’Or after an extraordinary campaign. He hoped to succeed George Weah, the only African so far to win this award (1995), but he was fourth behind Cristiano, his teammate Van Dijk and Messi, winner. That disappointment, together with statements by Klopp in which he said that Van Dijk deserved the Ballon d’Or, could affect when making a decision for the future. His teammate Keita Baldé, asked by AS if Madrid is a team that could tempt Mané, said: “It depends on many things. I don’t know what his decision is. In a year or two, maybe he will want to change and I don’t think he wants to be there all his life. He is a smart boy and he knows what is best for him and what he has to do … ”. A month ago, Momo Sissoko, a former Valencia player, surprised when he stated in an interview in Italy: “I think Mané will go to Madrid …”.last_img read more

Schneiderlin credits wife for turnaround in Everton fortunes

first_img0Shares0000France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin credits his wife Camille in helping him revive his flagging career and popularity with the fans at Everton © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 10 – France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says his wife Camille helped him revive his career at Premier League side Everton after his popularity with the fans plumbed the depths last season.The 28-year-old — who joined Everton from Manchester United in 2017 for a reported £20 million ($25.8 million) — became a focal point for fans’ anger as despite millions being spent under manager Ronald Koeman they failed to spark. However, Schneiderlin — who had flourished under Koeman at his first English club, Southampton — told The Times on Monday that Camille gave him some sound advice after he was roundly booed by the Everton fans when he was sent on as a substitute against Crystal Palace in February this year.His image with them had been tarnished by a nightmare few days in November.He was sent off in a Europa League match with Lyon and then dropped for the following game against Watford by interim manager David Unsworth, who had filled the breach when Koeman was sacked, with rumours that he had walked off the training ground in a huff when he was omitted from the matchday squad.“My wife is very supportive of me,” Schneiderlin said.“She said: ‘You have to show them who you are.’“Maybe it was a time to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Why? Why did this happen?’.”Schneiderlin, capped 15 times, said it helped him also talking to his inner circle as they pulled no punches either.“As well as my wife, I had a long chat with my best friends, my parents, my agent,” he said.“They are not the type of guys who say, ‘Oh Morgan, you are the most beautiful. Oh Morgan, you are the best.’“They say (honest) things to me. I agreed with them. I didn’t have the best season.”Schneiderlin, who has one assist to his name this season in three league appearances after having none to his credit last term in 30 matches, says the fans wrongly gained the impression that he was not dedicated to the club.“It eats me like crazy because the most frustrating thing is that image is not myself,” he said.“I am an honest guy who works very, very hard.“I can have a bad game, or a bad performance, but putting that on me that I don’t give a shit, I don’t care — that is not who I am.”Schneiderlin, who began his professional career at French outfit Strasbourg before then second-tier side Southampton purchased him in 2008, says he feels comfortable with current Everton manager Marco Silva.“I knew I had to work twice, maybe three times as hard as anyone else because I knew some people and some fans would see me in a different way,” he said.“That is what I said to the manager. I said I was prepared to do that and that was what I have done.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more