Liverpool have identified the player that could be the heir to the throne of Sadio Mane at the club amidst the recent transfer rumours of an imminent approach from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Sadio Mane has been the best player at Liverpool this season and the Senegalese international was named the African Player of the Year as recently as last week.
He won the Footballer of the Year award ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez.
Sadio Mane has several qualities including pace, ability to ghost past opponents at will amongst others and these same qualities can be found in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze who has become a major transfer target for Liverpool according to Foot Mercato.
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At the age of 20, Samuel Chukwueze has already light up the Spanish La Liga with his pace and trickery on the wings.
He could be the man to replace Sadio Mane at Liverpool if the newly crowned African Footballer of the Year decides to push for a move to Real Madrid.
Sadio Mane has been a key part of the Liverpool success under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds have won three major trophies in the space of six months.