John Terry disagrees with Rio Ferdinand over Tottenham, Liverpool stars

Raheem Sterling

Chelsea defender John Terry disagrees with ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand regard Tottenham's Harry Kane and Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.

Former England international centre-backs John Terry and Rio Ferdinand have opposing views on current stars Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

Chelsea defender Terry told TalkSport that he feels the Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool duo are worth the huge fees being discussed for potential transfers.

The Mail reported Liverpool want Manchester City to pay at least £50 million for Sterling, while The Metro linked Tottenham's Kane with a £50 million switch to Manchester United earlier this month, despite the striker's desire to stay at White Hart Lane.

Terry told TalkSport: "There is a market for the English players. With the rules and regulations everyone needs them in their squad to qualify, that puts more on the price tag.

"I look at those two  and they set the Premier League alight last year. What Kane did was excellent. He is by far the best striker I played against so the two of them deserve the price-tags that are floating around at the moment."

His view is directly at odds with Rio Ferdinand, with who the former QPR defender told SkySports he admitted he still had his differences with last month, who feels price tags discussed for Kane and Sterling are over inflated.

Ferdinand left Leeds United for Manchester United for £30 million in 2003, a record fee for a British player at the time.

What the defender does not take into account regardless of his own transfer, is that for Liverpool or Tottenham - selling a key to a rival instantly would make a price tag go up.

The Reds would not just be weakening their own position by selling a £50 million player, but they would be strengthening a competitor, and not just for one season - but if Kane or Sterling continue their progression - up to a decade.

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