Southampton boss Ronald Koeman comments on Sadio Mane's future

Sadio Mané

Mane was the subject of interest elsewhere during the summer.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that Sadio Mane will be attracting potential suitors because of his eye-catching displays, with his latest performance in the win against Chelsea proving crucial to the side's 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Mane was attracting the attention of Manchester United in the summer who, according to Sky Sports, made a bid for the player. 

Koeman is quoted in the Southern Daily Echo, saying: “Ok, maybe one day we will lose Mane but then we have to be prepared.

“You know in our situation that kind of players if they play like today there will come a lot of interest in the end of the season, but now we enjoy watching Mane in our team.”

The message to the Southampton fans seems to be 'enjoy him while you can' but at the moment he has having a very positive impact on the side. His pace, strength and the fact he is very hard to knock off the ball makes him a real handful to deal with and someone who could be the focal point of any good side to build a team around. 

Unfortunately for Southampton it has become something of a habit of losing their more highly rated players and they will want to keep hold of Mane for as long as possible but he has a job to do between now and whenever that point comes.

But given that he is in a good place in terms of his form, Saints fans will have a smile on their face for now during a period of fixtures which could see the side well placed when approaching the second half of the season. 

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