Will Raheem Sterling flop at Man City like Scott Sinclair?

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Today Manchester City confirmed that they have finally signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool. It is Man City’s first high-profile signing of the summer, and it is likely not be exceeded in terms of price, with the young winger moving to the Etihad for a reported £49 million. The question is will Raheem Sterling be a success at City? The Manchester side’s lack of English has been well documented, but it will be interesting to see whether the 20-year-old will be able to steer clear of the failed City careers of similarly home-grown talents of Scott Sinclair and Jack Rodwell.
 
The first point to consider is that Sterling is joining City at a different time in the club’s makeup to that of Sinclair or Rodwell. Unlike the transfers of Sinclair and Rodwell (which came at a time when City were strengthening their squad with world-class English and foreign talent), City’s acquisition of Sterling is likely to see the youngster thrust straight into the limelight. Not only is Sterling more talented than the other two Englishmen, but he fits a very specific and crucial requirement at Man City. As one of just four homegrown players in City’s squad at the moment, he will be essential to City’s domestic and European campaigns.
 
Away from his obvious talent on the pitch, Poet and Vuj also discussed in this week’s Comments Below whether Sterling is worth £49 million, and the role of his controversial agent Aidy Ward. Check it out!
 

 

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