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It has been widely discussed and debated in the footballsphere, of how Manchester City have thrown silly money at a youngster like Raheem Sterling. While the decision to spend so much on a 20-year-old is debateable, there is no denying the quality the now ex-Liverpool winger brings to the Manchester club.

But whether you float with the “that’s silly money” crowd or identify yourself as one who reasons with “that’s football”, there’s no denying that the amount of money circulating in football is borderline unethical. However, having said that, the entertainment factor compiled with the premium required to deliver high quality displays as craved by football supporters, the money strangely makes sense.

Raheem Sterling did have a questionable 2014-15, considering he failed to significantly progress in comparison to his impressive break-out year when a certain Luis Suarez dawned the fields of Anfield. And while many will argue that Sterling would not have commanded that sort of fee had he picked Jamaica over England a couple of years back when faced with the prospect of deciding his international future, he is certainly the most non-English Englishman this sport has witnessed in a while.

Plenty would point out to City’s failure of succeeding with English youngsters like Scott Sinclair and Jack Rodwell, but the sort of fees commanded for Sterling is nowhere near what any club would consider for the former two. This in itself is a suggestion of the ability the youngster who came through from QPR possesses.

But getting back onto the point of the money involved in this deal, it really blows your mind when you compare it to everyday spending habits. Us football supporters live and breathe this game; and while we constantly debate what price a club should pay for a player or the wages one deserves to receive, the sort of money football has would be very differently applied when given in the hands of the common man.

This infographic puts into perspective what could have been done with the £49million if it had not been spent on a young football wonderkid.

INFOGRAPHIC: Raheem Sterling for £49 million – Here’s what else you can buy! - An Infographic from Free Super Tips

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