Damien Comolli explains why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling could flourish at Bayern Munich

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Damien Comolli has suggested on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Breakfast show that joining Bayern Munich would not be a bad move for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.

Last month, The Daily Mail reported that German champions Bayern are interested in the services of Sterling, whose current contract with Liverpool runs out in June 2017.

The Daily Mail claimed on Thursday that Chelsea are also monitoring the development, while earlier this week, The Mirror reported of Arsenal’s interest.

“If you ask me if he is ready to move on to Real Madrid, I would say probably not,” former Liverpool director of football Comolli told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Breakfast show this morning.

“But if you ask me if he is ready to move to a club of the same magnitude but with a lot pressure, like Bayern Munich for instance, then I would say yes, because despite the fact that Bayern are a huge, huge club, there is a family atmosphere.

"They help players develop, and it’s not a coincidence that half of the team that won the Champions League a few years ago for Bayern came through the academy so they know how to nurture young players.”

Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in the world and have a very strong team which Sterling will not be able to walk into.

If the England international joined the Bundesliga outfit, then he will have to earn his place in Pep Guardiola’s side.

However, as Comolli points out, Bayern know how to nurture young talent, and Sterling will get the best possible environment to develop his game.

There will be a one problem, though. Sterling will not get as much playing time as he is getting at Liverpool, and this could have a negative effect on him.

The 20-year-old has been playing regular Premier League football for almost two years now, and one wonders if he will be willing to risk to move to a club like Bayern and lose valuable playing time.

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