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TalkSPORT pundit now claims he would understand if Liverpool star wanted to join Real Madrid

Ally McCoist has once again claimed that he simply can’t understand why Sadio Mane is swapping Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, McCoist insisted that Mane’s decision to leave Liverpool for the German champions is ‘very strange.’

“Is it because he wants to play in another country? Possibly. Is he going to a better league? No. Is he going to a more competitive league? No. Is he going to a better team? No. I find it very strange,” said the pundit.

McCoist went onto claim that the only two clubs he could ‘understand’ Mane leaving for are Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. ‘Particularly’ Real Madrid.

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“The only thing I can see is the lure, the size of the club, Bayern Munich, is that something he’s always wanted to do?” queried McCoist.

“I could actually understand it more if it had been Real Madrid or Barcelona. I could understand that a little bit more, because of maybe the lure of one of those club’s, particularly Real Madrid.”

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Mane looking for a new challenge in Germany

Mane’s decision to leave Liverpool is one that has had several pundits scratching their heads over recent weeks.

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In truth, the reality of his decision doesn’t seem too difficult to grasp. The 30-year-old has won everything he can after six brilliant years at Anfield and merely wants a change of scenery.

Whatever his reasons, Mane looks likely to undergo his medical in Germany tomorrow, before being officially announced on Wednesday. This is probably the last time we’ll write about him as a Liverpool player.

It’ll be a strange feeling for Liverpool fans. After years of seeing our best players plucked by teams going through better periods, we haven’t lost a truly top player for a while now.

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Only when he’s wheeled out in Bayern’s latest strip will it hit home that we’ll never see him in Liverpool red ever again.

Hopefully Mane goes and smashes it out in the Bundesliga. After eight years in the Premier League, he has built a legacy that will last forever in England.

Now it’s time to go and do the same in Germany. All the best, and thanks for everything Sadio.

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