by Sylvain Jamet
There is story going round the web that Liverpool want to swap Raheem Sterling for Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott; they can’t be serious, can they?
As per ESPN news, there is chatter that Liverpool would like to swap their winger for our left back AND our center forward/winger in a package deal.
I do not know what is happening in the mind of the Anfield hierarchy if this is their plan but why would anyone with a minimum of common sense swap an unproven England wannabe for two seniors experienced players? Then again, this is Brendan Rodgers we’re talking about, not Arsene Wenger.
Have they been smoking weed recently over there? Or is it their qualification for the Champions League 2014/15 edition that allows them to think they can still recruit quality players from the top table?
Oh dear, oh dear, they of course suffered the embarrassment of finishing third in their group behind Real Madrid and that other European giant, FC Basel.
Then there was that round of 32 failure in the Europa League as another example of their clear potential that would surely entice two top players to leave any club for them, never mind Arsenal who just won their second trophy in two years and qualified for the Champions League for the gazillionth year in a row.
Obviously their absence in the top European club competition next year makes them a prime target for top class players looking for European glory, eh? And yes I know, I know, ‘five times’, we hear it all the time. Don’t bother saying it again in the comments section.
There must be some delusional people out there who think they could exchange a 20-year-old youngster with a checkered past (not to mention a very disagreeable agent of course) for TWO solid, quality professionals with plenty of experience.
Let’s be serious here.
I am sure a deal could maybe be done providing that Liverpool offer Sterling and £40,000,001 in cash.