Liverpool star Sadio Mane says that he was wanted by Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich when the Spaniard was at the club..
The approach came in January 2014, and Mane was starring for Red Bull Salzburg after joining the club from Metz in 2012.
In the midst of a second season where he would go on to score 23 goals in 50 appearances, Mane caught the eye of Guardiola and Bayern during a January friendly.
“In January 2014 we had a friendly against Bayern in Salzburg, the coach was then still Pep Guardiola and we surprised them with our way of playing,” Mane said. “My adviser Björn Bezemer later informed me that there was contact with Bayern after the match, but I don’t think they were really interested.”