Newcastle great Shearer agrees with former Manchester United and Leeds United star Rio Ferdinand regarding Tottenham's Kane and Liverpool's Sterling.
While the former England international striker is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kane and Liverpool winger Sterling, he believes that they have a long way to go before demanding £40m in transfer fees.
“Raheem Sterling has done little to warrant the demands he has placed on Liverpool,” Shearer wrote in The Sun. “There is no way he is worth £40million — no chance.
“Take Harry Kane, who struggled to live up to the hype in this tournament (2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship). He is suddenly worth £40m.
“He has only been playing first-team football since last November! For goodness sake. If he is still putting them away in two years time, then fine.”
Former Manchester United and Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand is also of the same view regarding the valuation of Kane and Sterling, as his following post on Twitter shows:
English players are soooo overpriced right now it's a joke! Kane & sterling have huge potential but 40m & 50m...aguero 38m & sanchez 32m!!!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 20, 2015
England international striker Kane enjoyed a remarkable 2014-15 season for Spurs, but he is not worth £50m. Liverpool winger Sterling is a very promising young player, but he is not worth £50m.
However, if clubs are willing to pay £50m for such young players, then no one should complain.
After all, neither Liverpool nor Tottenham are forcing anyone to pay that much money. If potential buying clubs are willing to splash the cash, then it is only natural that the Merseyside outfit and Spurs will try to get the most they can.