The season is over, the under-21 Euros are just around the corner and the transfer rumours are in full swing ahead of the summer window opening at the start of July.
There are going to be plenty of questionable transfer rumours doing the rounds over the next few weeks and we’ve looked at two making the headlines today.
Real Madrid to bid £45 million for Raheem Sterling
It’s become pretty clear that the midfielder doesn’t see his long term future at Anfield, but it would be a massive gamble on the part of Los Blancos for them to throw over half of what they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo at a player barely into his senior career.
Liverpool are well within their rights to hold out for top price but if Real Madrid pay £45 million for a player, which could arguably be better spent elsewhere, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to question the logic of the person pulling the transfer strings at the Bernabeu.
Tottenham to sell Benjamin Stambouli for €5 million
French newspaper L’Equipe has suggested that Tottenham have made it clear Marseille can get their hands on holding midfielder Benji Stambouli.
Considering Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is one of the shrewdest businessmen in the Premier League, that seems like a very low fee for a player who hasn’t really been given a chance to show Tottenham what he can do.
Spurs aren’t short in terms of central midfield options but there are players inferior to Stambouli in terms of his core talent, who change hands for much higher prices.
Tottenham could realistically base their team over the next couple of seasons around a player sitting in front of the back four.