The England international confirmed on Tuesday that he has turned down a new €137,000-a-week deal at Anfield and admitted links with Arsenal were “flattering”
Paul Scholes has questioned Raheem Sterling’s motives after rejecting a new contract at Liverpool, insisting he should stay and continue to progress at Anfield.
The England international confirmed on Tuesday that he had rejected a €137,000-a-week offer to extend his current deal at Liverpool and admits he has been hurt by suggestions that he is a “money-grabber”.
Sterling admitted he was “flattered” to be linked with a move to Arsenal before reiterating his intention to shelve negotiations until the summer – but Scholes feels he would be better served staying put for now.
“When it comes to his future, my view is that Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool,” he wrote in the Evening Standard.
“They have elevated him from the junior sides and he has a manager who has built a team around him. He plays every week. What more do you need at that age?
“Sterling is a good player. He can beat a man and on his day he looks impressive. But he doesn’t score enough goals, not yet anyway. You have to be careful when you time a move to one of the biggest clubs.
“Occasionally, these young players do not realise what a good thing they are on to when they know they are playing every week.”