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Liverpool would be open to selling Raheem Sterling at the right price, according to reports.
Liverpool’s stance on Raheem Sterling has previously been strict and consistent: the player has two years on his contract and is very much a player who will be counted on next season. Yes, the club would consider selling Europe’s Golden Boy in the event of an offer no less than £50 million, but it appeared that a deal would be hard to agree for any buying club. As the asking price was so prohibitive, forcing prospective buyers to wait for promise to turn into consistency, a compromise deal would be reached with Sterling and Aidy Ward with the young technician featuring for Liverpool after the summer transfer window closes. That no longer seems to be the case.
Manchester City are believed to be going all out for the best home-grown and European talent with a wishlist that includes Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Paul Pogba, and Kevin De Bruyne. A bid of £25 million plus £5 million in incentives was reportedly rejected by Liverpool, but Manchester City are expected to submit a second offer for Sterling’s services. Journalists such as Tony Barrett and Paul Joyce have stated that there is a feeling that Liverpool are now open to selling the player, and a compromise could be reached between the two clubs. Such a compromise would have to come close to the club’s £50 million valuation to enable Sterling’s representative to discuss terms with Manchester City, but the gears may move quicker than expected with this softer stance on…