Revealed: The Real Reason Man City Target Raheem Sterling Wants To Quit Liverpool
Here we reveal the real reason why Manchester City target Raheem Sterling insists he wants to leave Liverpool this summer. Find out more details….
With the summer transfer window finally open for business, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of next season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, more on the future of Raheem Sterling….
Manchester City target Raheem Sterling insists he wants to leave Liverpool this summer because of a breakdown in his relationship with Brendan Rodgers and would be prepared to stay if another manager was in charge, according to the Mirror.
Sterling’s future at Anfield has been under the microscope ever since he called off contract extension talks earlier this year with his agent Aidy Ward quoted in the Evening Standard as saying his client had no intention of signing a new deal at Anfield.
This led to widespread debate over why the 20-year-old wanted to leave Liverpool with Sterling insisting publicly that it’s for footballing reasons and the chance to compete for top trophies, but many assumed it was simply for financial gain.
However, the Mirror claim that the real reason Sterling wants out is due to a total breakdown in his relationship with Brendan Rodgers with the youngster feeling that his boss has continually broken promises to keep conversations private over the past year and has been speaking openly about contract details.
Sterling didn’t train on Wednesday after calling in sick and the newspaper suggests that the attacker is adamant he has kicked his last ball as a Liverpool player and will refuse to go on their pre-season tour this weekend.
Rodgers has always maintain in the public eye that the pair have a close relationship but that doesn’t appear to be the case, and the Mirror believe that Sterling would consider staying at Anfield if another manager was in charge.
Liverpool’s owners have decided to stick by the Northern Irishman – despite a disappointing campaign last season – so it looks like Sterling is going to have to try and settle his differences with the club and Rodgers, or hope that someone is prepared to meet his asking price.
The Mirror claim that Manchester City are set to table an improved offer shortly having already seen two offers turned down but the new bid is still expected to fall short of Liverpool’s £50m valuation.
To make matters worse, the paper says that angry Liverpool fans turned up at Sterling’s house and he woke up to more than 2,000 abusive texts and 1,200 WhatsApp messages after his address and mobile number were leaked online.
The situation is getting extremely messy and it would be best for all parties if things were resolved sooner rather than later, but until a deal is agreed for his sale, Sterling’s future will continue to be up in the air.
Manchester City appears the most likely destination but until they strike a deal with Liverpool, it leaves the door open for other clubs to enter the bidding – although I don’t think there are too many who’d be prepared to pay the supposed £50m asking price.
We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming days but with Liverpool heading off to the Far East on Sunday, time is running out and it will be interesting to see if Sterling is on the plane if no sale has been agreed by that point.
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