Paladini insists he moved heaven and earth to keep the young winger.
"The new owners have more money than ever existed in my time. Still, a £40 million sale nets then £8m - not bad, for a 15-year-old, eh? But I doubt Liverpool will ever sell him.
"He lived in Wembley, and we thought his family might like to move to a better house, and we put that on the table. But there were agents involved, and after all, Raheem was only 15; all he wanted to do was play football."
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