‘They’ve lost a lot of players and they’ve got to do a lot of rebuilding’: Raheem Sterling is urged not to swap Manchester City for Chelsea by former England winger Trevor Sinclair – because the Blues will NOT be competing for the Premier League title
- Trevor Sinclair has urged Raheem Sterling to stay at Man City this summer
- Sterling has become a lead transfer target for rivals Chelsea in the window
- The England winger has emerged as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku
- Sinclair says Chelsea are not as competitive as City and so Sterling should stay
Former England international Trevor Sinclair has urged Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City amid interest over a transfer from Chelsea.
Sterling has been linked with a switch to the Blues this summer with Romelu Lukaku expected to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Inter Milan on loan for the season.
But the City winger has been encouraged to stay at the Premier League champions on the basis that Thomas Tuchel’s side will not be competing for the title next year.
Sterling (above) has been linked with a potential transfer to rivals Chelsea this month
Trevor Sinclair (above) has urged Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City this summer
Speaking to talkSPORT, Sinclair revealed that he doesn’t believe Chelsea will be as competitive as Pep Guardiola’s side this season.
When asked if he thought it’d be a good move for Sterling, Sinclair said: ‘I would say no because I don’t think Chelsea will be competitive with Man City and Liverpool next season.
‘They’ve lost players, the club is in a transitional phase where they’ve lost a lot of players and they’ve got to do a lot of rebuilding.’
Thomas Tuchel’s side have seen defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave this window, while record signing Lukaku is likely to leave for Italy in the coming weeks.
Sinclair says that Sterling should stay at City because Chelsea are not as competitive a side
Sinclair says Chelsea have a lot of rebuilding to do after losing players like Antonio Rudiger
Sinclair continued: ‘They’ve got a new man at the helm [Boehly] to do that. I think there’s a hell of a lot of work for Chelsea to do this summer.
‘Listen, Raheem is a quality player and a quality operator and Chelsea could compete next season, but the new owner has a big job on his hands.’
The Blues are yet to announce their first signing under their new ownership but will get to work on overhauling their squad once Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan has been completed with a striker, two centre backs and another forward on Thomas Tuchel ‘s wishlist.
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article