Raheem Sterling destined to be just an ‘over-priced flop’


We were all sitting tight on what was shaping up to be the transfer saga of the summer but now that Raheem Sterling is finally on the verge of leaving Liverpool we’ve been left with the far more worthwhile task of predicting how he’ll get on at new club Manchester City.

Look away now Raheem, because there’s not a lot of love for you among Ladbrokes News readers.

Today’s choice was simple: will Sterling become a fans’ favourite or find himself labelled an over-priced flop?

A whopping 65 per cent of you chose the latter option with the £49m man given the thumbs down by voters.

It seems like the most expensive English player has a lot to do to justify his hefty price tag and it didn’t take long for Ladbrokes to price up some possible outcomes.

The 20-year-old forward is as short as 2/7 to win the Premier League with City while it’s 5/6 either way on him scoring under/over 9.5 Premier League goals next season.

If you were one of the 35 per cent who think he’ll become an Etihad idol then the 3/1 on Sterling to win the PFA Player of the Year award in the next five years may appeal.


Meanwhile, it’s an outlandish 16/1 that the England star lands the Ballon D’Or within the same time period.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.