Raheem Sterling recently completed a big money move to Manchester City, and Arsenal director Lord Harris claims he’s glad we didn’t sign him instead, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Sterling has been chastised for his behaviour throughout the transfer process, with the English youngster forcing his way out of Anfield. Harris insists that he’s thankful Arsenal didn’t try to sign the 20-year-old, with the Mail reporting that the way he treated Liverpool turned us off the idea of bringing him to the Emirates.
“Sterling is a very, very good player but I’m very pleased Arsenal didn’t sign him,” Harris said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“He’s got a lot to learn. They were looking at him and the way he treated Liverpool wasn’t good. Arsene does a lot of work on the players before they get to us and he doesn’t take any nonsense.”
He is unquestionably a talented star, and could potentially have a bright future ahead of him – if he doesn’t destroy his career rotting on the City bench. We don’t want a player who treats his club with such disrespect however, even if Liverpool weren’t exactly blameless.
Hopefully we make another marquee signing this summer, with a big name following Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez to the club. We shouldn’t be wasting our money just because it’s available though, and £49m (via the Daily Mail) on Sterling is ridiculous.
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There is still plenty of time to go before the transfer window closes, and ample time for Arsene Wenger to get his business done. It would be nice to see another big name arrive at the club, as we are still arguably some way off challenging Europe’s elite for the highest honours.