Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has rubbished Liverpool for holding on to a crazy £50million valuation of Raheem Sterling. Manchester City, so far have made 3 unsuccessful bids for the England star and according to reports, City will come back with a staggering 50million bid for the star.
Ferdinand, who once broke the British record transfer when he moved from Leeds United to Old Trafford in a £30million deal. However, Rio believes that English players are heavily overpriced in the transfer market.
Ferdinand believes, because it is the Premier League there is a premium attached to the English players. We could see valid points in Rio’s claims as Manchester City are having to pay that much only because Sterling is English and City are desperate add home-grown players to their squad.
Ferdinand used Harry Kane’s example to further explain his point. Kane has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United, which again Rio believes is way too overpriced.
Kane has been quoted at £45million by the Spurs team but they will be unwilling to sell the striker even if United meet the asking price.
Ferdinand cited the previous Premier League transfers to explain himself. He named Sergio Aguero(£38m), Alexis Sanchez(£32m), and Diego Costa(£32m) which again seems like penny considering the impact these foreign players have had for their sides.