Barça, things get complicated for Sterling
Working behind the scenes to recruit Raheem Sterling, FC Barcelona will have to find the arguments to convince the Skyblues on this issue.
In search of offensive reinforcements after the start of the more than complicated season, teammates from Gerard Pique, in the league and in the Champions League, the FC Barcelona will hardly be able to attract the England international. According to information from the Spanish daily Marca, the leaders of Manchester City would claim 80 million euros to let the 26-year-old go. Requirements that Barça will not be able to meet in this economically disastrous period.
After being satisfied with a low-cost recruitment during the last transfer market with the free arrivals of Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero, the Catalan management managed to release a mini-budget for next January. The poor performance of the Ronald koeman force Joan Laporta and his men to find solutions for recruitment. Thus, an envelope of 20 million euros has been reserved for Barcelona recruiters for the next winter transfer market. So it will be very difficult to lure Raheem Sterling into a dry transfer.
Betting on an agreement with the English for a loan with a compulsory purchase option, the Spaniards can also count on the firm position of the British striker. Convinced of the merits of a departure this winter, Raheem Sterling recently told the Financial Times Live : » If there is a possibility to go elsewhere, I am now very open to it. As an English player, I have only known the Premier League. I always told myself that maybe one day I would like to evolve abroad to see how I would rise to the challenge. I would like to learn several languages. I like the French and Spanish accents. «