Report: Spurs cannot afford 26-year-old forward’s wages

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The Telegraph have claimed that Raheem Sterling is not likely to move to Tottenham this summer, partly because the North London club would not be able to afford the Manchester City star’s wages.

Sterling has not had the best of seasons for City, even though he registered 12 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

The forward lost his regular place in City’s starting eleven during parts of the season but he was given the nod to start for England against Croatia on Sunday and repaid Gareth Southgate’s faith by netting the match-winner.

Reports indicate that City are willing to use the forward as a makeweight in a deal to take Harry Kane to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

However, The Telegraph have now suggested that Sterling has no interest in being included in such a deal.

The report explains that Spurs would not be able to afford the 26-year-old’s £300,000-a-week salary while their North London rivals Arsenal would also struggle to finance a deal for the forward.

It is asserted that Sterling will sit down to discuss his future with City after the European Championships and that City could potentially decide to hand the England star a new contract.

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  1. WHY do they get paid so much for kicking a ball about for ninety minutes on one day a week and then get three months of in the summer

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