Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts insists that Raheem Sterling would be unwilling to move to the club in a part-exchange deal that would see Harry Kane move to Manchester City.
Kane has reportedly asked to leave the club this summer, sparking interest from City, along with Manchester United and Chelsea.
Various swap deals have been mooted, with The Sun claiming that City could offer both Gabriel Jesus and England international Sterling to Spurs plus cash for Kane, who has enjoyed a spectacular season, winning the Golden Boot and the Premier League’s Playmaker Award.
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The Athletic has reported that Sterling is considering his City future this summer and he has also been linked with Arsenal.
Roberts, though, believes that Spurs would not even countenance the idea of bringing Sterling to the club because of his huge wages – he is said to earn over £300,000-per-week at the Etihad Stadium, and he doubts he would be interested.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “If he’s not going to accept £350,000 a week at Man City, he’s not going to accept £250,000 or £200,000 at Tottenham. Irrelevant.
“There’s the bottom line of it, they can offer Tom, Dick, and Harry but they’re not going to sign. Tottenham are not going to look at it because the wages are too extortionate.”
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