Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he never made a bid for Liverpool ace Raheem Sterling while he is impressed with Man United’s work in the transfer window so far.
Sterling is expected to complete a move to Man City after Liverpool accepted a bid of £49m, and he will now likely discuss personal terms and pass a medical later this week.
However, despite speculation suggesting otherwise, Wenger has revealed that he never made an official offer for the England international.
“For me Sterling is a top-class player. It’s a good buy for Man City. An expensive one, but they can afford it. Personally I like him,” Wenger said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“I didn’t make a bid because he plays in an area where we have plenty of players. We have Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Alexis Sanchez. Jack Wilshere can play there, Serge Gnabry.”
Wenger is currently preparing his squad for their pre-season stop in Singapore for the Asia Trophy, but he has been keeping tabs on events back home and has been left impressed by Louis Van Gaal’s moves in the transfer market over the past week or so.
“We knew Manchester United wouldn’t be happy with finishing outside the top three, they will respond. They have made some interesting signings.
“They came out of the season thinking they have to rebuild their midfield, and they did it by buying two important players – Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin.”
The French tactician revealed that he isn’t finished in the transfer market, but he will only add to his squad if they find individuals that they need.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal has also signed Matteo Darmian and the Red Devils are expected to be genuine contenders next season as they continue to strengthen their squad.