Are there any better youngsters on the planet than Raheem Sterling…?
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Ajax manager Frank de Boer has spoken to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Extra Time supplement, claiming that the magazine got a recent feature they produced totally wrong.
The Italian magazine rated Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj as the world’s best young player, claiming that Liverpool’s wonderkid Sterling was only the fifth best.
When the Dutchman was asked if he agreed with the list, De Boer told Gazzetta he rated the English attacker as the top youngster in world football.
“Sterling [is the best]. He’s quick, technical, can start half way up the pitch and score. Then Depay at PSV, he’s very good,” said De Boer, who has been linked heavily to the Tottenham job ahead of next season.
De Boer has a point, when you look at the statistical seasons had by Januzaj and Sterling. The young Belgian is actually older than his rival, and has scored three and assisted two goals in 14 starts.
Sterling’s been much more impressive, bagging nine and assisting five in 23 matches – helping Liverpool into a position where they could win the Premier League on the last day of the season – providing other results go their way.