As Liverpool ahead Sadio Mane prepares for his imminent switch to Bayern Munich, Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira believes he ought to be thought of for the Ballon d’Or.

The previous Arsenal midfielder believes that Mane is a part of the “new technology of attackers” and has proven why he deserves to be a Ballon d’Or contender.

Mane has gone considerably beneath the radar this season as a result of performances of golden boot winner, Mohamed Salah, plus the arrivals of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz has shifted the eye in direction of them.


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Nevertheless, the Senegalese ahead this season was concerned in 18 targets in 36 Premier League video games and likewise scored 5 targets within the Champions League.

Mane and his Liverpool workforce have been on the point of making historical past with a quadruple, which solely would have consolidated Vieira’s claims of a possible Ballon d’Or nomination.

Vieira stated: “Sadio Mane is a part of the brand new technology of attackers who is aware of tips on how to do every little thing.

“He scores targets, he is aware of tips on how to defend, he is aware of tips on how to run in depth. He’s a tough employee within the area. He is without doubt one of the fashionable attackers. For me, he ought to be thought of for the Ballon d’Or.

“He’s a kind of nice gamers who can win it. I noticed him each weekend within the Premier League and for me he is without doubt one of the nice European strikers.”

The Crystal Palace boss additionally commented on Mane’s unsure future at Liverpool and believes that he’ll make the best determination for himself in the long run.

“I believe he has his head on his shoulders to make the perfect determination.” Vieira added.

“Ought to he keep or go? It is as much as him to make that call. However he’s a participant that I like in relation to his expertise as a footballer, but in addition in relation to his expertise as a person.”

Karim Benzema is at present the excellent favorite for the Ballon d’Or.

Benzema acquired his fingers on a La Liga title and his fifth Champions League, together with 15 targets on this seasons European competitors together with essential targets in opposition to Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis.

Mane now does look set for a transfer to Bayern Munich with an settlement on private phrases with the Bavarian membership, as he appears set to finish his six-year keep in Merseyside.

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