Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has all but confirmed that the club will be powerless to prevent Sadio Mane from leaving in the near future.
The Senegalese attacker was one of star performers as Saints defeated Premier League holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, further establishing his reputation as one of league’s leading forwards.
And with England’s top sides casting admiring glances his way, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has come to terms with losing Mane to a top club.
“Maybe one day we will lose Mane but then we have to be prepared,” Koeman told the Daily Echo.
“You know in our situation that kind of player, 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.”
Sadio Mane joined the Saints after a very successful spell with Red Bull Salzburg, during which he bagged 31 goals in 63 league appearances.
He has since continued the rich vein of form in England, scoring 12 goals in 38 Premier League matches.
It is now clear that Mane will soon make a big club move, with Southampton again set to earn a substantial profit in the process having paid mere €4 million for the forward just over a year ago.