Paul Merson cannot understand why Sadio Mane would swap Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer.
The 30-year-old was instrumental in the success of Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent seasons and helped them win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League a year later.
Mane was also crucial in Liverpool’s quest for an unprecedented quadruple victory last season, as the Reds fell short in the Champions League and Premier League but won both domestic cup competitions.
The winger, who has just over a year left on his contract, has reportedly informed the club he wants to leave this summer, with Bayern Munich reportedly hoping to sign him for around £25million.
But Arsenal legend Merson has warned Mane that success is not guaranteed if he joins the German champions.
“It seems clear that Sadio Mane is committed to a move to Bayern Munich, but I can’t in my life understand why,” Merson said Daily Star.
“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence and there’s no guarantee he’ll be as successful in Germany as he was with Liverpool.
“Since arriving from Southampton six years ago, Liverpool have played in a way that suits their game and goals could dry up in a different line-up and league. It’s a bold move when he’s looking for a new challenge and leaning on being successful.
“His relationship with Klopp and the club has been so good that the club will have known about it for a while and planned to start recovering and renewing from scratch.
“There may still be a bit of a dispute over the fee because at the £25m talked about last week it’s not going to happen. Add another £10m and with just a year left on contract it could be but I just don’t know why he would want to leave Liverpool in the first place.
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