Bayern Munich is reportedly considering selling Senegalese forward Sadio Mane following his alleged assault on teammate Leroy Sane.
According to German media outlet Bild, Mane punched Sane in the lip in the dressing room after their 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
The incident was reportedly triggered by a specific play on the pitch that the two players could not resolve.
Mane’s alleged hit on Sane could result in serious consequences for the Senegalese, including a possible suspension and missing several games.
Additionally, at the end of the season, Bayern could opt to sack Mane this summer.
According to Sky, the alleged assault could directly end Mane’s career with Bayern. The club is reportedly considering selling the player in June or imposing a financial penalty on him.
The punishment could also affect his playing time, and he could be sidelined for several matches until the end of the season.
Mane intends to apologize to Sane for his behavior, which affects the whole group. The tension is running high in Munich, and the board held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the matter and its consequences.
The alleged incident has attracted widespread criticism, and fans have taken to social media to express their opinions.
Some fans have called for Mane to be punished severely, while others have defended him, saying that players are bound to have disagreements on the pitch.
Mane joined Bayern in 2020 from Liverpool, where he had a successful stint, winning the Premier League and the Champions League.
He has scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Bayern this season, including five in the Champions League.
The incident has raised questions about the team’s chemistry and cohesion, which are essential for success on the pitch.
It remains to be seen how Bayern will handle the situation and what the consequences will be for Mane and the team as a whole.