Raheem Sterling must take his next step very carefully

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20-years-old and Raheem Sterling has already has reportedly turned down an offer of £100,000 a week to extend his contract at Liverpool Football Club. Sterling will not sign a new contract with Liverpool even if he was "offered £900,000 a week" according to his agent Aidy Ward.

This is the agent who is supposed to be looking after Raheem Sterling and guiding him in the right direction throughout his career. It seems blatantly obvious that Ward is only looking after his own interests by trying to sell his client on to the highest bidder.

This is also the agent who almost certainly told his client to give an interview with BBC without the approval of Sterling's employers, Liverpool. Sterling needs to take a look at himself and at his agent and ask himself the very simple question, "in a battle between himself and Liverpool FC who will end up the winner?"

It's a no-brainer. Bigger, older and better players than Sterling have taken on Liverpool and lost, so why he thinks he will succeed I really don't know.

He still has two years to run on his contract so Liverpool do not have to sell him this summer, and the owners have proved in the past with a certain Luis Suarez that they can play hard-ball and win.

They have the choice of leaving him to rot away for a year before they sell him on, at a club he apparently doesn't want to be at, or they can sell him to whoever they want at a fee they can demand, and there is no guarantee he will be a first-choice player at whichever club he goes to.

If it is somewhere like Manchester City, Arsenal or Chelsea, if they want him, he will almost certainly be a squad player.

If he goes abroad, he will almost suffer the same fate, and also have to accept that he will have a major problem to deal with, that being the language, which I very much doubt he will learn overnight, in whichever country he went to.


That leaves one other club, Manchester United, and if he thinks he is going to Old Trafford, he needs to look at the history of transfers between the two clubs. Also, should that transfer ever happen, just imagine what his life would be like living in and around the area, and having the Liverpool supporters harassing him, cursing him and much, much more.

It wouldn't be pretty and I do wonder if he is a strong enough person mentally, to cope with that type of situation. Think very carefully Raheem about your next move, as it is your whole career that is on the line, not the reputation of Liverpool Football Club. They will still be around long after he has retired from the game.

Where will Raheem Sterling be playing his football next season?

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