Are we really arguing about City spending 10m above market value? Really? Sterling is talented but has a long way to go to reach his potential ceiling. If he hits it he'll easily be worth the 50 million and one of the Spanish teams will likely pay 70 plus by that time for his services. If he doesn't then everyone will laugh at City for the business. That's really all that matters. Whether him being English factored into the decision to purchase really has no relevance. If they only wanted to buy an English player they would buy an end of the bench roster spot who logs less than 10 games throughout the season. This transfer is more about Sterling's ceiling than his nationality, and that's pretty damn obvious. Denying and downplaying Sterling's talent because of bias is pretty asinine.
Heading to the two Gold Cup games in Charlotte tonight I think. Biggest question....do I wear the USMNT shirt or not? I hate being that guy, but it oddly feels appropriate for a game in the tournament the USMNT is competing in.
De Gea has no reason to re-up with United though. When the season starts he'll be less than five months away from getting the move he wants IF they don't figure out something in the summer, which they will. There's really no benefit (outside of getting paid a couple of months earlier) to De Gea if he truly wants to go home to Spain.
PSG doesn't seem likely to give up Veratti without Pogba heading to Paris, and it sounds like Pogba will wait and move next summer now. Vidal is probably the next best (and realistic) option for a box to box player.