Raheem Sterling has told Manchester City that he does not want to move to Nuno’s Tottenham Hotspur in any swap deal involving Harry Kane, according to The Daily Mail.
What’s the story?
The Daily Mail have reported that City are willing to include Bernardo Silva in a deal to sign Kane from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
Well-known and well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano reported in June that City were ready to include Sterling in a deal to bring Kane to the Etihad Stadium.
However, The Daily Mail are now reporting that Sterling has told City that he does not want to involved in any such transfer.
The England international attacking midfielder does not want to play for Spurs, who will not even feature in the Europa League this season.
However, the 26-year-old – described as “the superstar for England” at Euro 2020 by former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara on talkSPORT (8:13am, July 5, 2021) – is actively considering his future.
Stance makes sense?
Sterling has been at City since 2015 and is used to winning the Premier League title and playing in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old, who can also play as a winger, has won the league thrice, the FA Cup once and the EFL Cup on four occasions with the Citizens.
You can understand why Sterling does not want to move to Spurs, who are in a rebuilding phase and are unlikely to challenge for the league title in the next two years.
The former Liverpool player scored three goals and gave one assist in seven Euro 2020 games for England this summer, as the Three Lions reached the final.
Sterling has scored 96 goals in 290 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career.