Arsene Wenger has weighed in on the current situation of Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, insisting that he believes discretion and keeping things out of the limelight is the best way to go, according to the Daily Star.
As the report suggests, we have been heavily linked with a move for the England international over the course of the season.
The latest developments in the transfer saga (via the Daily Star) have all but confirmed his Anfield exit, although there is nothing to suggest that we will win the race for his signature.
Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward caused a real stir in the media recently, claiming that his client wouldn’t stay at Liverpool even for £900,000 per week – while also branding Merseyside legend Jamie Carragher a knob (via ITV).
Wenger tends to avoid getting dragged into the media spotlight, and was keen to suggest that Sterling himself wasn’t necessarily to blame for the situation.
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“I don’t want to single out people. Discretion is the best way,” Wenger said, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“I can understand the media are interested but there is added difficulty if things are aired out in public.
“Most of the time, it’s not the player that is a problem.
“The agent and player comes as a package. Sometimes the agent is the problem.”
This won’t have done much to dispel the rumours that we are interested in the talented young star, but his agent suggests he is most likely to end up signing for either Manchester City or newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea (via the Express).
Sterling would be an excellent signing if we can bring him to the Emirates, but the money he is likely to cost could probably be better used elsewhere.