Twitter users have reacted in their numbers at Paul Merson’s comments to Sky Sports that should Arsenal swap Theo Walcott for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling plus cash, then it would represent the ‘deal of the century’ for the Merseyside outfit.
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The England pair have been linked with an exchange deal by the Daily Star, after the future of the duo had become the subject of media speculation.
Walcott has found himself frozen out of the first team since returning from injury late last year, he has started just once since early February and has been an unused substitute in the last three games for the Gunners.
Meanwhile Sterling has put contract talks on hold until the end of the season after already rejecting improved terms of a reported £100k-a-week, and it remains to be seen whether the youngster sees his future at Anfield.
Twitter seems to disagree with Merson’s comments that Liverpool would get the better of the proposed deal given the fact that Sterling is the younger of the two and could be a key player at the Emirates for the next decade or so.
Take a look at the feedback the former Gunner has received on the social media site:
Merson reckons Sterling for Walcott = deal of the century for Liverpool. Deal of the century. He gets paid to discuss football, jesus wept.
— Will (@Will22WBA) April 13, 2015
@SkyFootball Sterling has a much higher ceiling than Walcott so as usual Merson is wrong
— Harry C (HazChaz) (@TransitionTHFC) April 13, 2015
Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool “@SkyFootball: “Walcott for Sterling would be the deal of the century for Liverpool,” says Merson.”
— ¿ (@La_FlameX) April 13, 2015
Wait! Paul Merson thinks we should take Sterling from Liverpool and give them Walcott and cash. What in the hell are the smoking at #SSNHQ?
— Le Coq of the Walk! (@habbizzelle) April 13, 2015
I like Paul Merson but honestly, what was he thinking saying Walcott for Sterling + cash to Arsenal would be the greatest transfer ever?!
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) April 13, 2015
If paul merson thinks walcott for sterling is good deal for liverpool hes mocking it sterling is 10x the player walcott is now
— UpsettingWhiteMums™ (@NigeCoyne) April 13, 2015
‘Walcott and cash for sterling would be the best deal of all time’ is Paul merson on crack or something
— Liam Price (@liaam_price) April 13, 2015