‘A non-starter’ – Pundit claims player would not ‘entertain’ Spurs transfer

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Trevor Sinclair has asserted that there is no chance Raheem Sterling would agree to a Tottenham transfer this summer.

Manchester City have emerged as the front-runners for Harry Kane’s signature, with Pep Guardiola’s men continuing to be heavily linked with the striker.

Reports have indicated that the Premier League Champions would be willing to use Sterling as a makeweight in the deal for the England captain.

In fact, Fabrizio Romano claimed earlier this week that City had already made an opening £100m offer for Kane and had communicated to Tottenham that they were willing to offer Sterling as a part of the deal.

However, other sources have indicated that Spurs have not received any such offer for Kane so far.

Whether there is truth to those reports are not, Sinclair believes that Sterling would simply refuse to go to Tottenham given the state the North London club are currently in.

The former West Ham United star told talkSPORT (23/06/21 at 11 am): “I don’t think with the talent Sterling has got and what he’s achieved in his career as a 26-year-old player, becoming one of the best wingers in the league, he’d want to go to Spurs.

“I think that’s a non-starter. That’s not being disrespectful to Spurs. They haven’t got a manager, they’re struggling. Look at the uncertainty at the club.

“I don’t think that’s a club Sterling will even entertain. There’s a chance he could leave – but there’s no chance it will be Spurs.”

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This is one of the reasons swap deals rarely happen as it is very difficult for all parties, including, players, clubs and agents to reach an agreement. Any one of the numerous parties can pull the plug on the deal at any time. This is why, if we are to sell Kane, it will probably have to be a straight cash deal.

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