Wonderkid wants a bigger wage bump from his current £30k-per-week terms…
Liverpool are nowhere near agreeing a contract extension with Raheem Sterling, despite offering the 20-year-old £70k-per-week, reports the Telegraph.
The club is naturally keen to tie down its brightest prospect to a very long-term deal, to ward off potential interest from European behemoths such as Real Madrid and PSG.
Sterling is currently on £30k-per-week, and his deal still has two years to run, but the club want to reward him for developing into one of Brendan Rodgers’ most important players. The attacker is an automatic starter now for club and country, and rated by many as the best young player in the world.
However, with the Reds struggling in the Premier League and out of the Champions League, a source close to the Telegraph claims that Sterling’s representatives see the extension offer as “nowhere near acceptable”.
Our club is the perfect place for Sterling to develop into a truly world-class player. At Real Madrid or PSG, he would struggle for immediate game time (as almost anyone would), and he’d have to learn a new language and adapt to a new country and new style of football. Providing his demands are not completely absurd, both parties will surely do all they can to confirm a deal which will see Sterling maximising his potential at Anfield, and nowhere else.