GUARDIAN – Theo Walcott’s toils loom large in Raheem Sterling contract stand-off | Paul Wilson

The Liverpool and Arsenal players are both negotiating with their clubs and Walcott’s lack of fulfilment is a sign of what can happen to youthful potential• Sterling rejects ‘money-grabbing’ accusationsRaheem Sterling and Theo Walcott face each other at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday after briefly meeting up with England last week. Internationals will now take a back seat until the end of the season but the contract negotiations between Sterling and Walcott and their respective clubs will continue to dominate the back pages, with the latest escalation an interview the Liverpool forward gave to the BBC.Sterling and Walcott appear to have arrived at crossroads in their careers, although there the similarities end. Perhaps the crucial difference is age. Walcott, 26, is six years older than Sterling and has not used that six years to confirm his youthful promise. Related: Raheem Sterling insists he is not ‘a money-grabbing 20-year-old’ Continue reading…