‘I am not having that’ – Pundit insists Spurs-linked player is not world-class

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Simon Jordan has insisted that Raheem Sterling, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, is a long way off from being a world-class player.

Manchester City are expected to test Tottenham’s resolve regarding Harry Kane this summer and it has been rumoured that Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to include Raheem Sterling as a makeweight in the deal. 

Earlier this week, it was reported that City had launched a £100m offer for Kane and had told Spurs that they were willing to include Sterling in the deal.

However, some sources have indicated that Tottenham would not be able to afford the City star’s £300,000-a-week salary while the likes of Jamie Carragher have questioned why the England international would want to go to Spurs.

Jordan insisted that the fact that City are willing to move Sterling on was evidence that the forward is not world-class.

The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT – 23/06/21 at 11:15 am: “No, I am not having that (Sterling being world-class).

“I don’t think that Raheem Sterling would want to be seen as a bit-part player in any transaction.

“The most concerning thing for him, irrespective of whether he would go there or not, is the fact that Man City would be prepared to trade him.

“It tells you that Man City don’t hold him in the high-regard that Trevor would think they should.”

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The only weakness in Raheem Sterling’s game remains his lack of composure in front of goal. Irrespective of whether he is ‘world-class’ or not, he is unplayable on his day. 

I would certainly have him at Spurs if we are to lose Kane this summer but I do not see Sterling wanting to join us. Besides, I also do not see Levy agreeing on anything other than a straight-cash deal for Kane.

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