Raheem Sterling’s departure from Liverpool looks to have been confirmed after the player’s agent Aidy Ward slammed the club and Reds legend Jamie Carragher, opening the door for a move away from Anfield.
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It is no secret that the England international is not happy with the new contract offer proposed by Liverpool, but Ward’s latest comments confirm that the breakdown in communication between player and club is complete.
Remarkably, the player’s agent suggested that Sterling wouldn’t stay at Liverpool even it he were offered £900,000 per week.
“He is definitely not signing,” Ward confirmed, speaking to the Standard.
“He’s not signing for £700, £800, £900 thousand a week. He is not signing.”
The agent’s incredible revelations look like pushing Sterling towards the Reds exit door this summer, with a move to Chelsea looking likely. Arsenal and Manchester City have also been linked to his signature, although Ward has confirmed that the player will not be moving to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.
A contract offer of £100,000 has already been rejected by the player, and while his future was set to be decided in a crunch meeting with coach Brendan Rodgers and club chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday, it is hard to see the former Queens Park Rangers starlet having a way back at Anfield.
Ward also slammed Liverpool, saying he ‘didn’t care’ about either the club or their image.
He also dismissed criticism from Reds legend Jamie Carragher: “Carragher is a knob. Everybody knows it. Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players – none of them things matter to me. It is not relevant.
“I don’t care about the PR of the club and the club situation. I don’t care,” Ward continued, “My job is to make sure I do the best with them (my clients). If people say I am bad at my job, or they are badly advised it does not matter.”