Tottenham transfer news: "I'd love to see him at Spurs" - Fresh verdict on £81m star

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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has admitted that he would "love to see" Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling join Tottenham.

The 26-year-old has struggled for game time this season at the Etihad, leading to speculation regarding his future at the club.

What's the latest news involving Sterling?

Sterling has only started three league games this term, and appears to have considerably fallen down the pecking order at the Premier League champions in recent months. His only top-flight goal of the campaign came against rock-bottom Norwich back in August.

The player himself recently spoke about being interested in playing abroad in the future, and he was even linked with a move to a Premier League rival in the summer.

Reports suggested that Sterling could be used as part of the deal to get Harry Kane to City, but it is understood that the winger was not keen on a move to north London, and Kane ended up staying at Tottenham.

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What has Bridge said about Sterling?

Bridge feels Sterling would be a good signing for Tottenham, but doubts whether it will be possible due to the attacker's wage demands.

Speaking to Sky Sports about the 71-cap international, Bridge told GIVEMESPORT: “If Tottenham put something together financially, I’d love to see him at Tottenham. But I can’t see it. I mean, where would the wages start?”

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Could Tottenham realistically sign Sterling?

It appears very unlikely.

As Bridge pointed out, Sterling's wages would almost certainly be a problem. He currently earns £300,000-a-week at City, which is significantly higher than Harry Kane receives at Spurs. If he were to be offered similar money by Tottenham, this probably wouldn't go down well with the England captain.

The transfer fee for Sterling would then have to be factored in. He is currently rated at £81m by Transfermarkt, which would make him Tottenham's most expensive signing ever by some distance.

Finally, it seems that Sterling did not want to move to Tottenham in the most recent transfer window, and Spurs have hardly got more to offer him a few months later. Their start to the season suggests that they will struggle to make the top four this term, and Sterling will surely want to be playing Champions League football next year.

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