Raheem Sterling had no interest in a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to The Athletic.
The report claims that sources close to the England international said he would only consider a move to an elite European club, which ruled out any prospect of a move to Tottenham or north London rivals Arsenal.
Early last month, The Mirror claimed that Tottenham were keen to take the 27-year-old back to the capital.
Sterling, however, decided to swap Manchester City for Spurs’ rivals Chelsea in a deal worth up to £50million (Guardian).
While Sterling is a good player, Tottenham already have an abundance of talent in the final third of the pitch and are better off spending their transfer funds on a new central defender and right-wing back to provide better balance to Antonio Conte’s squad.
Sterling’s wage demands would have also proven to be a problem for Tottenham given the fact he earned £300,000-a-week at the Etihad and was looking for a pay rise, while Spurs’ top earner Harry Kane earns around £100,000-a-week less than his international team-mate (Mirror).
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