Former Manchester United midfielder, and now pundit Paul Scholes believes Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling should stay on Merseyside, and reject the lure of playing on bigger money elsewhere, reports the Standard.
The England international admitted he stalled contract talks with the club until the summer, with manager Brendan Rodgers revealing the Reds made a large offer to keep him at Anfield – believed to be around £100K-a-week. Sterling has been criticised heavily as a result, but made a recent statement in an interview that his decision is football-based on now to make ore money.
Many aren’t convinced, however, and feel the former Queens Park Rangers has mistreated Liverpool, who have stood by him in the hard times. Paul Scholes believes he owes the club a lot, and shouldn’t have hesitated to sign a deal with the club, given it was manager Brenda Rodgers who has since played his side around, and given the England international the platform to become a real talent.
The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with Sterling, with Liverpool valuing the youngster at £60M, but Scholes says the 20-year-old should sign a new deal with the Merseysiders.
“When it comes to his future, my view is that Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool. They have elevated him from the junior sides and he has a manager who has built a team around him. He plays every week. What more do you need at that age? Occasionally, these young players do not realise what a good thing they are on to when they know they are playing every week,” he said.
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