It is no secret at this point that Raheem Sterling wants out of Liverpool this summer, and that the Merseyside club are now inclined to listen to offers for the English wide-man.
However, many potential suitors are being scared off by Liverpool's valuation of £50 million for the speedy winger.
Fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, and the two Manchester clubs have voiced an interest in the player recently, as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have reportedly have bids rejected ranging from £25-£40 million.
The fact that City's most recent bid of £40 million was rejected should shock not only the Manchester based club, but all of the teams that are reportedly interested in Sterling due to his performance last season.
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While the English speedster is certainly perceived as a danger to his opponents when he is on the ball, Sterling only scored seven goals this past year and chipped in with the same number of assists in 35 Premier League appearances.
When we look at those statistics it is hard to believe that a player with those numbers would be worth in excess of £40 million, let alone Liverpool's valuation of £50 million.
It becomes even more difficult to believe when we compare Sterling to fellow Premier League player Nacer Chadli of Tottenham, who many would describe as being a class below the Liverpool winger.
Chadli scored 11 goals this past year and chipped in with five assists in 28 appearances - seven fewer than Raheem Sterling. Does this mean that the Spurs' winger is worth more than Liverpool's valuation of Sterling? Probably not.
So the Merseyside club need to think about what their objective is this summer in terms of what they are trying to accomplish. Are they intending to scare clubs off with their high price for their "star" winger? Because at this point it's working.
Or do they genuinely think a club is going to break the bank and spend that kind of money? If it's the latter, Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool front office might want to reevaluate the high asking price they've set for their young wide-man.
As of now, no one is willing to pay the £50 million fee, and with Sterling eager to leave, he too will be hoping his valuation is dropped sooner rather than later.
Liverpool fans: Would you be happy to see the back of Raheem Sterling? How much do you really think he is worth? Have your say in the comment box below...
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