The Metro are the latest to feature in our transfer bin series with the suggestion that Paris Saint-Germain will lure Raheem Sterling away from Liverpool with a financial offer to triple his wage packed.
Reports suggest Sterling is currently paid in the region of £30,000 to £40,000 per week and a much larger deal is well within PSG’s capabilities as they are one of the wealthiest clubs in Europe.
However, there are several things wrong with the story which suggest why a move to PSG won’t happen for the PSG star.
There were also reports over the weekend, which suggested that Liverpool were close to agreeing a new deal with the attacking star.
That leads to the obvious deduction that talks between Sterling’s representatives and Liverpool have been ongoing rather than talks between those representatives and PSG over a possible move away from the club.
Liverpool also offer Sterling the sort of status and opportunity that he wouldn’t enjoy at PSG.
Manager Rodgers has been key in developing Sterling into one of Liverpool’s most important attacking players.
While he could earn more at PSG, it’s doubtful Laurent Blanc would favour him in an attacking system ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Edinson Cavani.
Playing fewer games would be counter productive for Sterling’s development and progression as a player so in that respect it simply doesn’t make sense.
There’s also been absolutely no indication whatsoever that PSG is desirable for Sterling.
He’s not said on any personal level that he’s disgruntled or upset with his situation at Liverpool, which would create a desire from him to get away from Anfield and move onto a new challenge.
Rubbish Rating: Be confident that he’ll sign on with Liverpool. This won’t be the last time PSG are linked with a big money, highly lucrative move for one of the best talents in the Premier League.