Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has warned Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against taking any bad advice from agents.
The 20-year-old has made it clear to Liverpool that he wants to leave the club. A number of top clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea are thought to have made their interest clear to Liverpool. Arsenal are also interested in signing the player, but the prospect of having to part away with almost £ 40 million may prove to be a stumbling block. Arsenal legend Henry has admitted that he would like to see Sterling play for the gunners.
The 20-year-old has attracted intense criticism over the last few months. It has increased after widespread reports amongst the media stating thatSterling had publicly told the Liverpool board and its manager that he wants to leave. The player was named as the young player of the season during the awards ceremony held by the club, but he was booed by his own supporters as he went to collect the award. Henry says that it is up to the player to decide to leave or stay, but he should have kept the decision in close quarters rather than go to the media.
Sterling has a contract only until next summer and he has rejected a £ 100,000 per week offer from Liverpool.”You can’t go out there and talk about your contract in the press. You have to respect your fans, respect the club that you play for.If you want to leave Liverpool or not, when you make the decision about leaving or staying, then do it. Don’t discuss yourself in the paper.I went through the same thing. When I was young I had a problem with Real Madrid and Monaco because some guys that were around me were putting stuff in my head,” said Henry.