Report: Man City player ‘angry’ after being offered to Tottenham

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Raheem Sterling is angry at Manchester City after their attempt to offer him to Tottenham Hotspur as part of a potential deal to bring Harry Kane to the Etihad, according to The Mirror.

City are reported to have been prepared to offer Sterling as part of a £100million plus player transfer with the 26-year-old one of the stars which the Premier League champions were prepared to consider parting with as a makeweight.

Sterling has been left frustrated at his lack of regular first-team football last season but was prepared to open talks over a new contract with his current deal set to expire in 2023 and is worth £300,000-a-week.

He was hopeful of being handed a pay rise in a similar manner as what Kevin de Bruyne was handed earlier this year when he penned a deal that saw him pocket £400,000-a-week.

The England international is fullly aware that City are instead looking to protect their £80million valuation which is expected to drop in line with his contract expiration.

Tottenham are said to be still of the opinion that they will not allow Kane to swap North London for Manchester with Pep Guardiola on the lookout for a forward following the departure of Sergio Aguero at the end of last season.

SpursWeb Opinion

Sterling is not a viable option for Tottenham given his current wage expectations which is around £100,000 higher than what Harry Kane takes home in N17.  If Spurs were looking to entertain a swap deal, the likes of Bernardo Silva would represent a better option.

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  1. ‘He was hopeful of being handed a pay rise in a similar manner as what Kevin de Bruyne was handed earlier this year when he penned a deal that saw him pocket £400,000-a-week.’ As a City season ticket holder, this is amongst the most amazing sentences I’ve read in a while. Surely, surely Sterling doesn’t put himself in the same bracket as KDB.

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