SOCCER wonderkid Raheem Sterling is the dad of a baby girl — conceived when he was 16. According to The Sun, Sterling has a two-month-old daughter called Melody Rose.
Sterling, now 17, has caught the eye after breaking into the Liverpool first team this season and was called up to the last Three Lions squad. He has already played for England youth teams.
Yesterday [Sep 18] the mite’s mum, 23-year-old Melissa Clarke, from the Toxteth area, confirmed: “Yes, he’s fathered my child”.
Melissa had already (On Sep 9) posted snaps of the baby on Twitter.
She wrote a message for the winger — who wears the No 31 shirt — on the website saying: “Thanks for making me a mummy to this beautiful little girl @sterling31”.
And after one game she posted: “@sterling31 melody said well done daddy”.
Sterling arrived Britain from Jamaica aged five. He grew up on a tough housing estate in Wembley, North West London, and joined QPR.
Liverpool signed him from them at just 15 in February 2010 for £600,000 — which could rise to £5million depending on appearances.
He moved to Merseyside with his mum and three siblings. A club spokesman said: “This is not something we’d want to comment on”.
|Twitter Pic: Melisa Wrote, Me and My Babb xo|