In a lengthy interview, Sadio Mane talks about his reasons for choosing Saudi Arabia. So while he could have stayed in Europe, or joined his former Liverpool teammates Roberto Firmino (Al Ahly), Fabinho and Jordan Henderson (Al Ittihad, who also landed in Saudi Arabia this summer), he Chose Al Nasser.
“First of all, I think I spoke to Firmino. I think he wanted me to get into the wrong club – just kidding! He always called me two or three times to persuade me to come to Al-Ahli. At the same time, I talked to Fabinho because he was very close to me and he also wanted me to come to Al Ittihad, but as soon as Al Nasr came, I chose Al Nasr. Of course, Henderson (transferred to Al-Ittifaq, editor’s note) is also here, and he sent me a message two days ago to wish me well and I’m glad to have met all these great people.The Bambali native said during an interview with Emirati newspaper National,
A few days after this transfer, the Bambali native is very close to winning the first title with five-time Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo. Indeed, this Saturday, Al Nassr will face Al Hilal in the Arab Cup final. An opportunity for Sadio Mane to face Fenex star Riyad Marhez.