Sammy Kuffour, a Bayern Munich icon, is looking forward to seeing Sadio Mane in the red shirt of the Bavarian giants.
Mane has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich since rumours surfaced last month that the German champions are interested in luring him away from Liverpool, and Kuffour, who won six Bundesliga titles in 11 years with Bayern, believes a move would help the club progress.
“I would be more than glad to have him in a Bayern Munich shirt because he is so special,” said Kuffour, during an interview with Bundesliga official Kwamena Odum in Accra.
“If you see the way he plays his football, he can also adapt to the German league because when you play in the Premier League, you can adapt everywhere. So, I am praying and crossing my fingers that Bayern Munich will get him,” he added.
Bayern, who last won the Champions League in 2020, would be in excellent position to win it again next season if they signed the Senegalese, according to Kuffour.
“It will give the Bundesliga an edge also Bayern in the Champions League next season because you can see his contributions with Liverpool in all these years he has been there. He has contributed a lot and when he comes to Bayern it will be the same, he won’t change,” said the former Bayern and Ghana defender.
Kuffour, who played 277 times for Bayern and scored nine goals, knows a thing or two about winning the Champions League, as he was a member of the club that won it in 2000-01 after overcoming Valencia 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
Mane has cemented his reputation as one of the best forwards in the world, scoring 120 goals in 269 games for Liverpool in six years, including 23 last season as the Reds won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup double before losing to Manchester City in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League.
He appears to have played his final game for Jurgen Klopp’s side, despite the fact that he has yet to confirm or deny the strong links to Bayern.
Liverpool’s purchase of Uruguayan attacker Darwin Nunez on Tuesday is also seen as a reaction to Mane’s impending departure.