Liverpool Transfer News: Sadio Mane is currently on his national duty for Senegal. The striker is playing in the African Cup of Nations but Liverpool might have some work for him. Liverpool is currently making their transfer moves in the window and they are currently one of the most active clubs in the market.
Liverpool wants Sadio Mane to work on a sales pitch for a player who resembles Roberto Firmino in skills. Although Liverpool already got a replacement for Firmino in the face of Diogo Jota. The Portuguese have been shifted to the left-wing as Firmino replaced Mane.
Diogo Jota looks dangerous as a left-winger for the Reds and he has said that he is happy to play wherever Klopp wants him to play. He has scored 10 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool wants Mane to talk to one of the assists king of LaLiga, Boulaye Dia. The 25-year-old Senegalese forward possesses the skills to attract clubs like Liverpool to make a move for him.
Liverpool Transfer News: Who is Boulaye Dia, and why can he interest the Reds?
Boulaye Dia is a Senegalese forward who plays for Villarreal. He joined the Yellow Submarines from Ligue 1 club Reims. Dia has played 15 matches for Villarreal and has found the net 4 times. Dia was good when it comes to scoring goals, even when he played for Reims. In the 2020-21 season, he played 36 matches for Reims in Ligue 1 and scored 14 goals.
Although, Dia’s goal-scoring ability is not the one that can attract Liverpool. They already have goalscorers like Mohammad Salah, Sadio Mane, and Diogo Jota. Dia’s skills to provide assists is the one that will bag Liverpool’s eyes.
Dia has 0.41 assists per 90 in LaLiga this season, placing him ahead of the likes of Thomas Lemar and Karim Benzema in the top five. This can be enough for the Reds to tingle their transfer senses.
Klopp can develop a player like Dia. Dia resembles Roberto Firmino in many ways, like providing constant assists and scoring goals at crucial moments for his team. Dia has relatively prolific dribbling that helps him in establishing constant possession of the ball.
What will be the impact of this deal and how can Mane help in this?
Sadio Mané and Boulaye Dia both are playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations. It will not be a surprise that FSG asks Mané to convince Dia for signing up with Liverpool.
Although, the foreword is 25-years-old, a relatively high age as per the likings of Liverpool. Boulaye Dia is on top of his game right now. The Reds will see a lot of admirable qualities in Dia’s skill-set.
The forward line will be very strong for Liverpool if they sign Dia. With the likes of Mohammad Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino, they are already topping the charts.
The signing of a similar playstyle like Firmino can be the extra ammunition for the Reds. It will be interesting to see the club’s tactics to sign Boulaye Dia. With the club’s reputation and current run, it will be difficult for Dia to say no to an offer.