Phil Neville has become the latest pundit to have his say on the Raheem Sterling situation and has told the Liverpool winger in no uncertain terms via the BBC that he is NOT good enough to play for one of the Premier League’s big teams.
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The 20-year-old has been in the headlines in the past week after his interview with the BBC, in which he revealed he had rejected Liverpool’s offer of a new reported £100k-a-week contract.
While he has not handed a transfer request as of yet, Sterling has insisted that he will resume talks over a new deal once the season is over.
This has not stopped the likes of both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal being linked with a move for the England international but Neville has warned against leaving Anfield as he does not believe the winger would be able to force his way into any of those sides:
“I don’t think he would get into Chelsea’s team with Diego Costa there.” the former United and England international said in an interview with the BBC.
“Would he make Manchester City’s team with Sergio Aguero there? Manchester United with Wayne Rooney there?”
“At the moment, he is at the best club who are helping him to develop and giving him a platform to play. They have stood by him and given him a good contract. He has 27 months left on that contract.”
“In two years, if he wants to play with Real Madrid and his career goes in the right direction, he will still be able to do that. But at the moment he should get on with playing football.” he concluded.