Despite the large variety of foreign imports in the Premier League, English players tend to stay on their own turf rather than move abroad.
Spanish giants Rael Madrid are globally known for spending big on some of the best players in the world. Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and James Rodriguez have all made the move to the Bernabeu in the past and present. Despite spending more money in this year’s summer transfer window than Dutch outfit Ajax have in their entire history, only a handful of Englishman have been tempted with the chance to join the ‘galaticos’.
Steve McManaman, David Beckham, Michael Owen and Jonathan Woodgate have all played in the famous white shirt in the Spanish capital, with some degree of success, and now it looks as though Carlo Ancelotti is returning to England to pursue the idea of bringing England’s brightest talents to play for the 32 times La Liga champions.
Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is catching his eye and by the way is playing at the moment, will not look out of place amongst Real Madrid’s superstars. The Reds, who currently sit 14th in England’s top flight, have had a disappointing start to the season, and the England’s wing wizard is the Merseysiders only bright spark for Brendan Rodgers so far in this 2014/2015 season.
Currently, the former QPR academy product is part of a side that was looking to go one better than the impressive second placed finish they had in 2013/2014. However, Liverpool have already lost three games, including defeats to mid table sides Aston Villa and West Ham, struggled against Championship outfit Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup despite fielding a near full strength team, and most recently, lost to Swiss outfit FC Basel on their return to Champions League for the first time in five years.
Sterling is Liverpool’s answer to Lionel Messi, whenever moving forward in attacking positions, Sterling is the man they want on the ball. It’s a shame considering Rodgers decided Luis Suarez replacement should be controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who can’t hit a barn door of late.
Most recently, Sterling has also operated in the centre of the park just behind the striker. His versatility to play across the midfield is another reason why Real Madrid will look to poach Liverpool’s brightest spark. Compared to his breakthrough season where he played as winger, Sterling has excelled in his new role for the Reds. Aswell as having more shots on goal, Sterling also succeeds in more passes, key passes and dribbles per game than he did on 2013/2014.
Without this man, it’s a certainty Liverpool would find themselves deeper in trouble than they already are. With Real Madrid lurking in the wings to snap up his signature, there is no reason why Sterling should go and play an integral part of a team that are serious contenders of clinching trophies in some of the best competitions in the world. Sadly, this not something Liverpool can offer just yet.
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