Sterling has been offered to Real Madrid. To Madrid and the main teams in Europe, including Barcelona, Bayern (knowing that Gnabry is hanging by a thread) or Chelsea. The 27-year-old English player of Jamaican origin for Manchester City considers that his time under Guardiola is over. He has never had a good relationship with the Spanish coach. And he looks for the best accommodation. He has a contract until 2023 and City is willing to sell him. That will make it easier for your price to be lower than what the market dictates. The reference website Transfermarkt gives it a value of 85 million euros. The winger, who can play on both wings, arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2015 for 65 million euros.
Sterling’s intention to leave City is not new. Already last summer the footballer himself was put on the market with some statements that went around the world: “If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I would be open to it right now. I should learn a language. I quite like the French and Spanish accents.” he said at the ‘Business of Sport US Summit’, in clear reference to Real Madrid and PSG.
Before that, in an interview granted to AS in February 2020, he also openly allowed himself to be loved by the white club: “Now I am at City and I am very happy, but I also say that Madrid is a fantastic club. When you see the white shirt you know exactly what the club stands for, it is huge. Although I have to say that I have a great contract with the City and I have to respect him. But it’s a fantastic club. Madrid is a fantastic club, in a country with incredible weather. I’m a player who is always open to challenges…” If Madrid were interested, he would have it clear.
At this time the figure of Sterling does not fit into Real Madrid’s plans. He is a pure winger, and although he can play on both wings now it is a position that Madrid have covered. On the left with Vinicius and Hazard, and on the right with Rodrygo and Asensio. In the event that the Spaniard leaves Madrid, there is another footballer, the German Gnabry, who is also being offered to Real Madrid, who is now focusing his efforts on Tchouaméni.
Either way, with Sterling being one of the biggest players in European football and still young (27), it can never be ruled out if his representatives have put him so clearly on the market. In the case of Madrid there is an added difficulty, and that is that today the three non-community places allowed by the regulations are covered (you can have three in the squad and all three can play simultaneously). Without Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao, although Vinicius is very close to becoming a Spanish national. But you also have to count on the return of two on loan, who are Reinier and Kubo, also from outside the EU.