The youngster is expected to sign despite Gerrard’s departure.
There is some good news at Liverpool as the Telegraph reports that Raheem Sterling is set to commit his future to the club with a new contract.
With Steven Gerrard announcing he is leaving Anfield there has been a sombre mood around the club for the past few days, but if true, tying down Sterling until 2020 will be a great coup.
Due to his impressive form over the past 18 months it was becoming more prevalent for us to get the 20-year-old to sign a new deal and therefore ward off the inevitable interest from other sides.
However, initial negotiations hit a standstill when the two parties failed to reach an agreement on a weekly wage – with the Reds offering £70,000-a-week and Sterling wanting closer to £120,000-a-week.
Yet after a cooling off period a compromise is said to have been reached somewhere in the middle, with many believing the youngster will now earn a colossal £100,000-a-week.
With Gerrard leaving in the summer the importance of holding onto players such as Sterling has become much more vital though and therefore giving the forward this deal is probably the right move.
Along with Daniel Sturridge the two now represent the best options we have heading into the future and could play a big part in attracting new talent as well.