Mane man: Southampton land Senegal star

first_img1 Southampton have continued their summer rebuild by signing Sadio Mane.The Red Bull Salzburg forward, 22, moves to St Mary’s in a deal worth a reported £11.8million.And Ronald Koeman is delighted to have secured his services: “Right from the first meeting I had with Les Reed, when it was clear that we would have to change a lot, Sadio was on our list of potential players.“I know the player because last season Ajax Amsterdam played against Red Bull Salzburg in Europe, and I saw him playing and I was impressed with his qualities and with the physicality that he showed.“He can play in different positions in the attack – he can play on the left or right side and also as a number nine. It is incredible how many goals he has scored from his position, and I hope that he will do the same for us.“With the way that we play and the fact that I know him very well, this is a good step forward for him.” Sadio Mane last_img read more