Who Will Steal Sterling?
Liverpool star and England international Raheem Sterling has been the focus of the transfer window in previous weeks with it being alleged that a £35.5 million bid by Manchester city for the 20 year old has been rejected.
Chelsea and Real Madrid are meant to have an interest in the player but with such a high price tag it appears to have turned away many curious clubs. Sterling himself also rejected a £100,000 a week deal by Liverpool which, considering his age of only 20, appears a phenomenal amount for a player still finding his feet in the footballing world.
However, his high price also comes with high praise. The legendary Xavi of Barcelona spoke in November 2014 of Sterling being good enough to play for the La Liga club among names such as Messi and Iniesta and further emphasised his clear ‘technical abilities’. High praise indeed from a World Cup, Multiple Champions League winner.
Sterling conjured up seven goals and seven assists in the 2014-2015 Premier League season and made multiple appearances representing his National side but seemed less than content throughout. For the final game of the season, in a 5-1 thumping by Stoke City, Brendan Rodgers chose to bench Sterling hinting that his days in a Liverpool shirt could be numbered.
The argument may still stand however that a player of only 20 should not be earning in a week what some people hope to earn in a life time. Regardless of this top clubs seem keen for his signature, the Merseyside starlet could be heading for a future as one of the best players in world football with an immense price tag.
Tristan Simpson, Year 12
Boston High Newsroom