New Real Madrid manager, Rafael Benitez eyes Raheem Sterling

Rafael Benitez said he "admires" Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling at the news conference to confirm his appointment as Real Madrid manager.

The ex-Liverpool manager has ended a two-year stint with Napoli, signing a three-year contract at the Bernabeu with the promise of "quality football" which "wins trophies".

When asked about 20-year-old England international Sterling, Benitez said: "We admire Raheem, that's no secret - but he is not one of our players so I can't really comment on him."

Sterling, who rejected a new £100,000-a-week contract in April, wants to leave Anfield and has also been linked with a move to Manchester City.

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