Sadio Mane has been linked with a switch to Bayern (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Merson can’t see why Sadio Mane would swap Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer.

The 30-year-old has been influential in the success of Jurgen Klopp’s side over recent seasons, helping them win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League a year later.

Mane was also vital in Liverpool’s push for an unprecedented quadruple last season, as the Reds fell short in the Champions League and Premier League but won both domestic cup competitions.

Jurgen Klopp could be set to lose one of his star wingers (Picture: Getty Images)

However, the winger, who has just over a year left on his contract, has reportedly informed the club that he wants to leave this summer, with Bayern Munich said to be hoping to sign him for around £25million.

But Arsenal legend Merson has warned Mane that success won’t be guaranteed if he joins the German champions.

‘It seems clear Sadio Mane has his heart set on a move to Bayern Munich but I can’t for the life of me see why,’ Merson told the Daily Star.

‘The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence and there are no guarantees that he will be as successful in Germany as he has been with Liverpool.

‘Since his arrival from Southampton six years ago Liverpool have played a way that suits his game and goals could dry up in a different set up and a different league. It is a brave move to make if he wants a fresh challenge and is backing himself to make a success of it.

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‘His relationship with Klopp and the club has been so good that the club will have known about this for a while and they will have been planning to recover and renew up front.

‘There may still be a bit of wrangling to be done over the fee because at the £25million which was talked about last week it ain’t going to happen. Add another £10m on and, with just a year left on his deal, it might but I just don’t know why he wants to leave Liverpool in the first place.’


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