Tottenham-linked Premier League star admits he is ‘open’ to transfer away

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Raheem Sterling, who was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window, has admitted that he is open to leaving Manchester City. 

When City were trying to snap up Harry Kane in the summer, it was rumoured that Pep Guardiola’s side were willing to include Sterling as a makeweight in the deal. 

Fabrizio Romano claimed at the time that City had launched a £100m offer for Kane and had told Spurs they were willing to sell Sterling to them.

The Telegraph suggested it was the 26-year-old’s £300,000-a-week salary that put off Tottenham from any potential move for him over the summer. 

Sterling remained at the Etihad when the transfer window closed and despite being one of England’s star performers in the European Championship, the forward has not been able to transfer that form to club level this season.

The former Liverpool man has struggled for a regular place in Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven after the Premier League champions’ acquisition of Jack Grealish over the summer.

Sterling has now revealed that he is open to leaving the club and admitted he would like to move abroad.

He said during FT Business of Sport US Summit (via ESPN): “If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I’d be open to it at this moment in time.

“As an English player, all I know is the Premier League. I’ve always known that maybe one day, I would love to play abroad and see how I would come up against that challenge.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

There is not doubt that Sterling would add a lot to the Spurs side. However, there are a couple of reasons why I cannot see us signing the 26-year-old.

Firstly, I doubt if we would be able to match his salary. Secondly, he is nowhere as effective on the right as he is on the left, which is also Son’s best position.

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