Of all of the midfielders in the Premier League this season, Raheem Sterling has fired in more shots than any other, touched the ball more in the opposing penalty box than any other and is second only to Eden Hazard in terms of attempted dribbles.
His pace, awareness of position and general attacking threat quite rightly make the Liverpool teenager a transfer target for many of the biggest footballing vultures, with Barcelona and Real Madrid sure to be interested for the right price.
It is 1/5 that Sterling remains a Liverpool player when the summer transfer window closes in 2015.
At the age of 19, there will be plenty believing that Sterling is still too young to make a move abroad and that he should continue plying his trade in England first.
Here are two examples of others that arguably left their English homes too soon to chance their arm abroad, with limited success.
After his most prolific scoring season in English football, Hughes left Manchester United for Barcelona at the age of 22 with big aspirations.
However, in 28 games for the Catalan giants, Hughes scored just four goals. He was then sent out on loan to Bayern Munich where he performed slightly better, before Sir Alex Ferguson offered him a second chance at Man Utd.
Higher wages and the chance to play in Europe were obvious positives for heading abroad and Cunningham was 23 when becoming the first British footballer to move to Real Madrid.
This 1979 switch from West Brom did allow Cunningham to win a Spanish league and cup double. But he played only 44 times in five years (albeit he did have some injury troubles), was ignored from England’s Euro 1980 squad and netted only 13 goals.
Gareth Bale, David Platt and John Charles do offer some hope for Sterling of a more fruitful experience abroad, but these players were slightly older when making their moves and a longer apprenticeship with Liverpool looks best for the 19-year-old.