Raheem Sterling (remember him?) completed his £49m move to Manchester City last week, but they were not the only Premier League club interested in his services.
Arsenal were heavily linked, but their director Lord Harris has come out and claimed that the player’s antics this calendar year put Arsene Wenger especially, off pursuing him, reports the Echo.
“Sterling is a very, very good player but I’m very pleased Arsenal didn’t sign him,” began Harris.
“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.”
Sterling has already cut all the ties he’ll ever have with Liverpool and our supporters.
His performances last term hardly warranted adulation anyway, but it was the refusal of Sterling and his odious agent Aidy Ward to sign bumper contracts offered and the insistence to give continued disrespectful and unsanctioned interviews about the situation in order to leverage their position that began to turn fans sour.
Sterling has what he wanted of course – a mega contract and Champions League football. But he’ll never play in front of an adoring Kop again, and his reputation will forever be sullied as a result of his actions.
Arsenal’s refusal to go near him and Lord Harris’s comments prove this.