Raheem Sterling’s agent is trying to get himself some new clients or something.
In a useless attempt at rhetoric, Aidy Ward said Sterling would refuse absurdly-high contract offers from Liverpool.
In fact, his client is “definitely not signing” a new contract at Anfield, and the 20-year-old will be sure to seek out a transfer this summer.
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Claiming the weekly wage won’t matter, Ward said every club in the Premier League would bid for Sterling (who has already reportedly turned down an offer worth $235,000 a week).
He said: “I don’t care about the PR of the club and the club situation. I don’t care.
“He is definitely not signing. He’s not signing for £700, £800, £900 thousand a week. He is not signing.
“My job is to make sure I do the best with them (my clients). If people say I am bad at my job, or they are badly advised it does not matter.”
He also said Liverpool criticism of Sterling’s demands is silly, and called Jamie Carragher a “knob”.
What to do, what to do? I know! Sell him to the highest bidder as soon as possible. Don’t even play him on Sunday, in case he gets hurt.
Sterling is a fine prospect, but far from a finished prospect. Much like I argued with Ross Barkley during the summer, there are few players as overvalued as young English players in the Premier League.
Until native quotas are enforced in England, no team should bow to pressure like this. Raheem Sterling with the same salary as Eden Hazard? Woof. Don’t do it.