The 20-year-old Liverpool star has 18 goals in 91 appearances with Liverpool, but now appears to want out.
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With the increasing likelihood that Liverpool will be unable to avoid letting star striker Raheem Sterling escape via transfer, it’s time to take a look at the clubs that could sweep the rising star off his feet and sweep his contract away from the Reds.
Paddy Power created their odds list of the clubs with the best odds – if any – of landing Sterling in the coming transfer period.
Among that list, as to be expected, are the top four on the Premier League table: Man United, Arsenal, Man City and of course Chelsea. Though Sterling may lack the dynasty-building potential of Gareth Bale, whichever one of those Premier League clubs manages to land Sterling could see their Championship odds rise significantly regardless of whoever the losing bidders scoop up in the transfer period.
And on that note, here is a look at the teams with the best shot of landing Sterling and their respective odds as seen by Paddy Power:
The Top Contenders:
Manchester City, Odds: 4/7 and shortening
Arsenal, Odds: 9/4
It should come as no surprise that Manchester City has a better than 50% odds considering the mega spending spree they plan on going on combined with Manuel Pellegrini’s pressing need to fix the mistakes that cost them the Championship this past season. And if Manchester City manages to get Sterling and Gareth Bale together? No club would be safe from that kind of firepower.
Arsenal won’t go away quietly though. Arsene Wenger won’t be satisfied with back-to-back FA Cups unless his club becomes a real Premier League and Champions League contender in what could be his final year before the club is sold and he gets replaced. Sterling could give the Gunners that shot in the arm they need to make a leap for the top of the table.