How Arsenal missed chance to sign Liverpool star Sadio Mane

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 4 Apr 2019 3:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link100Shares How Arsenal missed chance to sign Liverpool star Sadio Mane Comment Sadio Mane was offered to Arsenal in 2012 (REX)Arsenal rejected the chance to sign Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in 2012, according to the president of Generation Foot Academy.Mane began his career at the academy based in Senegal before signing his first professional contract with French side Metz in 2011.Just a year later, Mane was selected for Senegal’s Olympic squad for London 2012 while he also earned a move to Red Bull Salzburg.But before his switch to Austria, Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi was alerted to Mane’s availability and the Gunners were given the opportunity to sign the 26-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Sadio Mane played against Team GB at the 2012 Olympics (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Generation Foot Academy’s president Mady Toure has revealed that Arsenal decided not to take up the offer on Mane, who eventually joined Liverpool from Southampton for £34 million in 2016.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘After the Olympic Games [in 2012], I offered him to Gilles Grimandi,’ Toure told APS.‘A few years later, I recalled this episode to Arsene Wenger, who was managing Arsenal at the time.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Celtic Plot Move for Chelsea’s Nigerian Defender, Tomori

first_imgBorn in Calgary, Canada, the central defender started his career at the Chelsea Academy in 2005 and was handed his first team debut in a Premier League clash against Leicester City at the age of 18.Celtic are in the market for a central defender with Dedryck Boyata set to leave the club in the summer upon the expiry of his contract.Named Derby County Player of the Year last month, Tomori is contracted to Chelsea until the end of the 2020-2021 Season.The Rams could join the race for his services if they beat Aston Villa in the Championship playoffs final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Scottish champions Celtic are exploring ways to sign Nigeria Football Federation target Fikayo Tomori in the summer transfer window, according to reports.The Mirror says The Hoops are plotting a move to land the signature of the England U-21 star on a permanent transfer.Tomori has had an amazing season on loan at Derby County, whom he helped reach the Championship playoffs final and the semifinal tie against Leeds United at Elland Road was his 54th appearance of the season in all competitions.last_img read more