Star midfielder Raheem Sterling is officially headed to Manchester City, as Liverpool have agreed to sell him for £49m.
According to Football365, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher approves of the Reds’ sale of the 20-year-old midfielder.
He believes that the Reds received great value in getting £49m.
“Raheem is a very good player but he has not yet hit the heights of an Owen, Rooney, Fowler or Giggs at this stage of his career,” Carragher said. “So there’s no doubt £49m is a great deal for Liverpool. It’s a great fee and credit to the owners who have shown great strength.”
The team also managed to stick to their guns, as they refused to negotiate on any sort of deal for Sterling that was not close to their asking price of £50m.
Man City had attempted to offer them lower than that twice before having both of those proposals rejected.
Fellow former Reds defender Phil Thompson also weighed in with his views on this blockbuster deal.
He said: “Liverpool have handled it well. They have a good price for him.”
Although the Reds will potentially be losing a future star, getting rid of Sterling can only improve their locker room morale.
Plus, gaining this sort of money will enable the Reds to continue their aggressive pursuit of Aston Villa star striker Christian Benteke.
They have already made plenty of moves to improve their personnel, such as signing defender Nathaniel Clyne, striker Danny Ings and midfielder James Milner.
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