Raheem Sterling 2/1 to leave Liverpool FC and sign for Chelsea FC
Sterling yet to sign a new contract at Liverpool and Chelsea favourites to land the England winger
December 17th, 2014
Brendan Rodgers remains outwardly confident that Raheem Sterling will sign a new deal to keep him at Liverpool FC for the foreseeable future, although it’s clear that the winger is a wanted man.
Sterling was a key part of the Reds team that went close to landing the title last season and shone for England during the 2014 World Cup before returning to Merseyside to continue his career.
While Sterling may well opt to remain a Liverpool player, there are some interesting odds available at Paddy Power who quote Chelsea as the 2/1 favourites to be the player’s next club.
Jose Mourinho would probably jump at the chance to sign a player who has pace and trickery in abundance, even if Sterling’s finishing still leaves something to be desired as could be seen during Sunday’s defeat at Old Trafford.
If Chelsea don’t land Sterling, then Real Madrid are seen as the next likely club to sign the winger, with the Spanish club having previously swooped for Michael Owen and Xabi Alonso.
Real like to make a marquee signing every summer and Sterling could fit the bill despite an elegance of riches in attack including former Spurs forward Gareth Bale.
Barcelona are 6/1 to land Sterling having previously signed Luis Suarez last summer, with PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester City the other teams on the shortlist.