West Ham United’s Karren Brady on the Raheem Sterling situation

Raheem Sterling

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady gives her take on the current situation involved Liverpool and Raheem Sterling.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has compared Raheem Sterling’s current situation at Liverpool to that of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney a few years ago in The Sun.

Sterling’s future at Liverpool is currently under speculation, following a report in The Daily Mail which claimed that he has rejected an offer of £100,000 to sign a new contract.

The England international reportedly wants more money, and Brady believes that this is similar to what happened with Rooney and United.

Back in October 2010, The Daily Mail reported that the England international forward was willing to leave Old Trafford unless he got a new and improved contract.

“What is this craziness over Raheem Sterling?” Brady wrote in her football diary in The Sun. “He does not want to look greedy and boss Brendan Rodgers insists the 20-year-old will not be sold this summer.

"Liverpool are reputed to have offered £100,000 a week which he has turned down. Or rather his agents have who appear to be playing the Wayne Game, which landed Rooney £250k a week at United. Wiser agents would let him hone his skills at a club he knows before they start a frenzy.”

The Sterling situation has been grabbing all the headlines over the past few days, and one suspects that it will continue to do so until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old’s current contract with Liverpool runs out in June 2017, so the Merseyside outfit are not ‘obliged’ to sell him in the summer transfer window.

However, if big clubs do make offers, then it could be difficult for the Reds to hold onto one of their best players.

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