Rumour: Raheem Sterling to tell Liverpool he wants to leave
According to reports, Raheem Sterling is going to tell Liverpool that he wants to leave the club in the summer transfer window. The Liverpool winger has reportedly been offered a £100,000-a-week contract by Liverpool which he is ready to turn down.
Sterling, 20, is scheduled to meet Liverpool’s chief executive, Ian Ayre, and manager Brendon Rodgers on Friday to let them know of his decision. Liverpool have insisted time and time again that they are not willing to sell at any price, but it will be interesting to see how they react to these reports.
Money not the motivation for the move
Sterling has said in the past that he is interested in winning trophies and not earning more money. He is currently on a £35,000-a-week contract. With Liverpool’s last trophy coming back in 2012 and not being able to qualify for the Champions League, Sterling might feel he is better off at a different club.
Manchester City have already stated their interest in the 20-year-old with a few European clubs in the hunt as well. Everything now comes down to Liverpool’s resolve. Do they want to keep an unhappy player in the team? Or do they sell him at a huge price and start rebuilding again?