Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling is considering a move to Tottenham Hotspur due to a lack of first-team opportunities, according to The Daily Mirror.
The 17 year-old is understood to be frustrated with his lack of involvement in the senior team, with the the likes of Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan being given first-team chances while Sterling continues to play in the reserves.
Tottenham are one of clubs monitoring the promising forward, and their scouts will have been impressed with his most recent performance. The England Under-17 international scored a fabulous goal in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal reserves mid-week.
Sterling has been subject to a number of failed loan bids in the past, including offers from Premier League clubs Swansea City and Bolton Wanderers. Dalglish’s refusal to let the youngster go may suggest a first-team debut is imminent.
The last striker to make it through Livepool’s youth system was Neil Mellor, although the 29 year-old has had an undistinguished career since leaving The Reds in 2006.
Before that, Michael Owen rose to fame when he scored on his debut as a 17 year-old in 1997. Could Sterling be the next Owen? He may have to be patient…
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