Sterling looks set to leave Liverpool this summer for a big money fee, with the Daily Star suggesting that Arsenal are a very realistic destination for the young attacker.
Wright was challenged over whether Sterling is the sort of player who would fit into Arsene Wenger’s squad and suggested that he’s capable of giving three current first team players a challenge over their starting places.
“I think he’d give Santi Cazorla a run for his money, I think he’d give Ramsey a run and I think he’d give Theo Walcott a run. You want that calibre of player in your team so they would then have to raise their standard of play as well,” said Wright.
There are potential obstacles that Arsenal need to overcome, if they are to get their hands on Sterling.
The Star has suggested that should Liverpool entertain a deal that would see Sterling join Arsenal, they would want players coming the other way.
If Wenger rejects that as a possibility then Sterling’s price for a straight up cash transfer, could go through the roof.
A bidding war could break out if more than one club gets involved in the situation and it’s doubtful as to whether Wenger could commission a massive bid with other options on the table.
There’s also the question of the player’s motives, with the Daily Telegraph reporting a £100,000 per week wage offer that he’s already knocked back to stay at Liverpool.
Wenger is a firm believer in paying players what he feels they are worth and it’s doubtful whether he would want Sterling in the same wage bracket as some of the higher profile and more proven players at the club.
Sterling would be a good signing for Arsenal, but there’s a long way to go before any deal happens.