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No longer being steadfast in Manchester City, Raheem Sterling could be forced to leave the club for FC Barcelona. However, whether on the side of the player or Barca, intentions would remain unclear to this day.
Not essential in the eyes of Pep Guardiola at the start of the season, despite his XXL performances with the English selection at the last Euro, Raheem Sterling doesn’t really seem to fit into the coach’s plans anymore. Manchester City. Evidenced by his playing time since the resumption of competition last August. And this sporting situation goes hand in hand with Sterling’s contractual situation, whose engagement with Manchester City will end at the end of next season. Enough to allow the main interested party to take stock of his future in October during the Financial Times Business of Sport US summit. « If there was the option to go elsewhere to have more playing time, I would be open to that … As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I have always thought that maybe one day I would like to play abroad and see how I would take up this challenge ”. Since then, rumors about a potential arrival of Raheem Sterling at FC Barcelona have multiplied, especially since Xavi Hernandez, the new coach of Barça, would claim from its president Joan Laporta reinforcements in the offensive sector of the club culé decimated by various injuries and unavailability. And the file Sterling would enter a whole new phase.
City would put Sterling back to the wall
On the occasion of his weekly meeting with his Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano unveiled new information on Tuesday. According to the journalist, Manchester City seems to be ready to turn the page Raheem Sterling. Indeed, the Mancunian leaders would have informed their attacker and his entourage that he would have to make a final decision. Whether he chooses to extend his lease or to leave, the England international would have the obligation to inform the management committee of Manchester City while on the side of FC Barcelona, we would continue to dream of his coming.
Barça is still in the dark for the date of the offensive!
Still on the set of Here We Go Podcast as part of the registration of the last issue, Fabrizio Romano went further in the file Raheem Sterling. According to his sources, the FC Barcelona would be more than just interested in the England international, a player that the administration Joan Laporta would have liked to attract in the last offseason. However, there would be no discussion to report between the two parties at time T. Further, so that Manchester City agree to let go Sterling, the FC Barcelona be ready to pay the sum of 55M € to complete this transfer. As for the offensive in question, whether in January or next summer, nothing would be stopped in the offices of the FC Barcelona.