Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has delayed contract talks and rumours suggest that Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester City could be lining up a big move that could be worth £50 million.
Sterling has become a household name and is adored by the Liverpool fans, since cementing his place in Brendan Rodger’s starting eleven in the Reds title near miss season.
He was a key member of the team and he still is, despite fighting injury. The twenty year old midfielder showed his worth last campaign by feeding the Liverpool strike partnership of Sturridge and Suarez (SAS), and he scored a couple himself.
Also, this is not the only time the England international has been linked with a big money move away from Anfield; La Liga giants Real Madrid had him under their radar last summer.
With Manchester City being known in the past for purchasing players from domestic rivals, they could be up to their old business. Sterling can easily follow the examples of former Arsenal duo Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy who moved from the Emerates to the Etihad in 2011.
Liverpool do not want to let him go, as the youngster has been backed by many to become the long term future of the club, its hoped that he can replicate the success of Reds legend Steven Gerrard who is set to leave the Premiership for the MLS after 16 years of serves.
It could be said that City are targeting the player as they may face an end of season clean out with reports suggesting the Manchester club are willing to let some big names move on after a disappointing season which has seen them knocked out of almost every competition, and the league seems to be won by Chelsea.
The Citizens have also recently been linked with Sterling’s fellow Englishmen Jack Wilshere, but the move seems unlikely with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanting the 23 year old to remain at the club despite Wilshere not getting long enough playing time due to injury and controversial reasons.