Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has implored wantaway Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling to stay at Anfield next season for the benefit of his career, Mirror Sport reports.
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Sterling’s future with the Merseyside outfit has been called into question after his agent Aidy Ward revealed last week to Standard Sport that the youngster would not be signing a new deal.
That decision has been met with negativity from the majority of ex-Reds players, with Sterling’s former teammate Jamie Carragher advising the player to remain at Liverpool, via Sky Sports.
Hoddle has now become the latest pundit to urge the 20-year-old to continue his development under Brendan Rodgers.
“If I was advising him I would say stay,” he told BT Sport, via the Mirror.
“I think as a player for his development, I think if he stayed there for another season he might be in a good position,” Hoddle added.
The Three Lions international has two years remaining on his current deal, and despite Liverpool’s insistence that he is not for sale, Express Sport revealed the Anfield outfit could be prepared to entertain offers in excess of £50 million.
Sterling managed 35 appearances in the Premier League for Brendan Rodgers’s side this season, scoring seven goals and contributing seven assists.
Arsenal and Manchester City are among the clubs linked with Sterling, and it was reported by Mirror Sport that former Reds boss Rafael Benitez will target the youngster once he takes the reigns at Real Madrid.