With the summer transfer window edging closer, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has sparked rumors of his interest in one of the Premier League’s brightest young talents, Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who will be demanding a move away from Anfield in a meeting with manager Brendan Rodgers and the club’s chief executive Ian Ayre this Friday, according to reports.
Speaking in regards to his transfer plans for the summer in his weekly press conference, Wenger said: “I did not bid for anybody at the moment. But in the summer we will bid for people, yes.”
On being asked specifically if he would be interested to bring Raheem Sterling to the Emirates, the Frenchman added: “I do not like to lie. If I say I will bid and I don’t do it, you will say I lied.”
I found it very interesting that Wenger did not deny interest in the player, like he usually does when asked about reported Arsenal targets. Le Prof’s second statement however, is the one that catches the eye. When he says he does not want to lie, he is making no commitments in regards to whether he will move for the player or not, which indicates that he may well be interested.
Considering the fact that the young Englishman has already turned down a contract extension worth £100k-a-week, it does not seem as though it is money he is after, he clearly wants to play Champions League football next season. In addition to that, Sterling is a London boy and will surely consider a move to Arsenal. It remains to be seen whether Wenger will indeed move for the player but personally, I would love to see him at the Emirates!