Raheem Sterling is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid once again ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to an exclusive report by Daily Star, Raheem Sterling has emerged on the radar of Real Madrid once again ahead of the summer transfer window. The defending La Liga champions have been alerted to the possibility of snapping up the 26-year-old English international owing to his recent rotation role at Manchester City.
Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City from Liverpool in the summer of 2015 and has since gone on to establish himself as not just one of the best players on show in the Premier League but all of Europe. It is since the arrival of Pep Guardiola that the player particularly started to progress at a significant rate, and is now a key figure for the Citizens.
Till date, Sterling has a fine tally of 113 goals and 86 assists in 285 appearances for Manchester City. However, at the end of a season that has seen his form falter considerably, the fact that he has been rotated aggressively by Guardiola has piqued the interest of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are believed to be in the market for reinforcements across various departments, with attack being a priority as well, for good reason. Youngsters like Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr. have been inconsistent, although Vinicius has been improving of late. The main concern, though, centres around Eden Hazard and his fitness.
With the Belgian international struggling to be available for large parts of the season, Real Madrid do seem to be in need of signing a wide forward, especially with Lucas Vazquez, who is reportedly set for talks with Manchester United over a summer move, also being tipped to leave this summer.
To that end, Real Madrid’s eagerness to bolster their attack in the form of a winger is not unfounded, with Riyad Mahrez among those who have been linked with them. And, Mahrez’s Manchester City teammate Sterling is a viable target for Los Blancos as well, considering he is entering the peak years of his career.
However, the report suggests that despite no longer being an automatic starter in Guardiola’s side, the 26-year-old English international is happy at Manchester City and will resume talks over a new contract soon. If that is indeed the case then it will be prudent for Real Madrid to set their sights elsewhere, although it remains to be seen if they can turn Sterling’s head with a lucrative offer.