The Mirror says:
Swansea want to sign Raheem Sterling on loan, writes Dean Jones in the Sunday People.
They are attempting to utilise their relationship with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, a former gaffer at the Liberty Stadium, with the promise of regular games to aid his development.
Sterling is keen on the move as it would boost his chances of making it to the World Cup with England – particularly as the Anfield giants are aiming to make more signings in January.
The Swans’ style is seen as the ideal place for Sterling to enhance his football education, and the clubs are set to discuss a loan deal soon.
Now this would be a good move for Sterling and Liverpool only if Swansea play him regularly. Swansea rely a lot on their wingers with the likes of Routledge, Dyer and Sinclair, and this would give Sterling the opportunity to perfect him game, though he would have to compete with Swansea’s current wide men.
Now that Rodgers seems to have reverted to a 4-3-3 formation, we could see wingers be introduced into the system to offer some pace and width in the side. Under the 3-5-2 formation, there was no room for wingers as Rodgers relied on the full backs to provide the width in the side.
I certainly hope that this deal can go through and we can see Sterling learning his trade whilst still in the Premier League as opposed to joining a team in the Championship. As Rodgers pointed out, Sterling could become a top player, he just needs more work on his game and joining a team like Swansea would help him.