Raheem Sterling's agent calls Jamie Carragher 'a knob'
Raheem Sterling's agent Aidy Ward has pulled no punches in his latest public statement, saying that even £900,000 a week wouldn't keep his client at Liverpool.
The agent also had a very public lash at one of the club's most beloved ex-players, Jamie Carragher, calling him 'a knob'.
The extraordinary quotes come from a piece the agent has done with the London Evening Standard.
The big issue is will Sterling be staying at the club or be offered an improved deal to stay. The answer, from Ward, was blunt and clear.
“I don’t care about the PR of the club and the club situation. I don’t care," he said.
“He is definitely not signing. He’s not signing for £700, £800, £900 thousand a week. He is not signing.
“My job is to make sure I do the best with them (my clients). If people say I am bad at my job, or they are badly advised it does not matter.”
Then he launched into a critique of Carragher, who had implored Sterling to simply 'get on with playing football'.
“Carragher is a knob. Everybody knows it. Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players - none of them things matter to me. It is not relevant.”
Ward went on to rule out moves to Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid for Sterlig, but he did say that Chelsea and Manchester City were likely destinations.
UPDATE: 12.36: Ward has told Sky Sports News that he denies the quotes attributed to him in the Evening Standard.and he is seeking legal advice over the article.