Saturday 8th Dec – Liverpool transfer gossip round up
Raheem Sterling’s contract situation has been well documented in the media. In fact, the youngster, who will turn 18 this Saturday has been linked to few top English clubs, including arch rivals Manchester United. This has prompted Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to delve into the matter personally ensuring the kid gets the best of platform at the club to fulfil his true potential. The Reds boss held a long chat with the player and is hopeful that the highly talented youngster will commit his future at the earliest.
It’s not like the Reds were reluctant to provide him a new deal. Rodgers, a master exponent of handling the young kids, was cautious about his mercurial progress. He said as quoted in The Mirror “It’s quite low profile, really. We just want to make sure it’s right for him and he feels it, and I believe he does. I will get it done sooner or later.”
Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez, manager of Wigan has proclaimed that star player James McCarthy will not be sold in the January transfer window. Liverpool were heavily interested in the 22-year-old while Arsenal are also monitoring his situation. Martinez believes that the Scotland midfielder is destined to join a big club in future, but will only sell him when the time is right.