Transfer: Grass not always greener, look at Coutinho, Wijnaldum – Liverpool legend, Saunders warns Mane


Former Liverpool striker, Dean Saunders has warned forward, Sadio Mane that the grass is not always greener as the Senegalese international reportedly eyes a move away from Anfield this summer.

Saunders also used the examples of Philippe Coutinho and Georginio Wijnaldum, whose careers plummeted after their transfers away from Liverpool, to warn Mane, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, against leaving the Reds.

Recall that Coutinho joined Barcelona in 2018 for over £105 million plus add ons, while Wijnaldum joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer on a free transfer.

Both players failed to make an impact for their respective clubs, and Coutinho ended up joining Aston Villa this summer.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Saunders believes Mane is perfect where he is at Liverpool.

“But [Mane] he’s the star player in a magnificent team. Coutinho and Wijnaldum, around the corner, the grass is not always greener. He should stay where he is. He is in his prime right now. There is more to win.”

He added: “If he goes to Bayern Munich from Liverpool, it has to be for money. Every week you’re playing against teams and you’re beating them 5-0, 4-0, or 6-0. It’s not a challenge.”

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