New reports have revealed over the past few days that Manchester City’s attacking superstar Raheem Sterling is now set to join La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the coming summer transfer window. The latest transfer news centres around Raheem Sterling joining Barcelona, with the La Liga giants reportedly looking to sign the Manchester City winger away from Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United.
Speculation Barcelona may be looking to make a move for Raheem Sterling is thought to be growing. One update suggests that the England international would be considering a move to Camp Nou should he stay at Manchester City’s backline. Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has been strongly linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona this season, with manager Xavi believed to be a big admirer of the England international. Raheem Sterling, a 26-year-old striker for Premier League winners Manchester City, is set to become Barcelona’s first priority in the transfer window. The club is looking to sign Raheem Sterling to a short-term loan deal with the club.
The fallout has been rumoured to suggest Premier League winners Manchester City could look to sell Sterling in the near future, with the player heavily linked to a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in recent weeks. Arsenal and Tottenham have been strongly linked with moves for Sterling, with Barcelona also have expressed an interest. It is now reported that Raheem Sterling is leading Barcelona’s shortlist of three attacking options, with Edinson Cavani of Manchester United and Timo Werner of Chelsea also considered. While reports during the summer claimed that Barcelona officials were in Manchester to discuss an agreement with Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, Spanish publication Sport claims they were in town to talk to Raheem Sterling about a potential move to Spain.
Spanish outlet Sport claims that Barcelona is still in solid communication with Sterling’s camp following their failed summer move, with an option of signing him remaining on the table come January. The main issue will be whether or not City would allow him to leave on loan during the summer, with his current deal set to end in 2023. A Sterling has delayed talks about signing a contract until next month once the England Uefa Nations League fixtures are over. According to 90 Minutes Graham Baillie, Raheem Sterling is set to tell Manchester City about his desire to return the LaLiga giant’s long-standing interest by joining the club in the summer. It is expected to be a similar story next season. Still, the potential inclusion of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as part of a deal may well prove to be a significant incentive should Bernardo Silva opt for the switch.