Ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has backed his former club to sign Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling this summer.
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in recent days, while Tottenham have also been linked, but Wilshere thinks the Gunners should do all they can to snap up the England international:
“Raheem would be unbelievable as well. I know he’s a London boy so it would be nice for him to come home and join the biggest team in London. Again, someone who has been in the Premier League for years. He knows the league. Under Mikel [Arteta]’s guidance, I think he would be another very good signing. I’ll give him a 10/10.”
It doesn’t appear as though Sterling is a top target for manager Mikel Arteta. Reports suggest that the London club’s focus at the moment is signing Raphinha from Leeds.
Sterling would probably be a cheaper option than the Brazilian. Although some have claimed that City would want £60m, despite the winger having just one year left on his contract, it has also been suggested that he could be let go for £45m.
Arsenal are currently expected to make a second bid for Raphinha but it remains to be seen how close they will get to matching Leeds’s asking price.