Manchester City to agree to Raheem Sterling La Liga switch on one condition
Raheem Sterling has been one of the numerous talking points at the Etihad in recent times. The English winger’s future has come under the scanner since the start of the second half of the last season. The 26-year-old has been overtaken by the likes of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish in the City ranks.
Sterling’s game time has reduced drastically in the past few months despite the Englishman notching up a series of good performances for England in the Euro 2020. Having said that, there have been no slip-ups from Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, thus compounding his game time troubles further.
This past summer Sterling was heavily linked with a move to FC Barcelona but a move could not materialize due to the 26-year-old wanting to fight for his place in the City ranks.
Unfortunately for Sterling though, it has not been possible for him this season to cement his place in the playing XI.
Mundo Deportivo understands that if the current situation of Sterling does not change before January, the player could seriously consider a move winter switch to the former La Liga champions.
Moreover, the source also reports that City would be open to Barcelona signing of their main players this winter on a loan deal only if the Catalans agree to a mandatory purchase option at the end of the current season. It is believed that City value Sterling at €50 million, though the good relations between the two clubs could’ve also played a part in this.
Manchester City have been also rumored to launch another bid for Harry Kane this January and it will be to test the resolve of Tottenham Hotspurs who have struggled this season and that is largely due to Kane’s goal-draught in the Premier League. The English striker has been able to find the back of the net only once in the 10 times that he played in the PL this season.
Many pundits though, also believe that the Man City train for Kane has passed, now that Erling Haaland will be available for €75 million next summer; with the cost of the entire operation having the potential to reach €120 million.
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