Real Madrid and Barcelona to not pursue Raheem Sterling

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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has been garnering interest from many top clubs including the La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, it seems that the clubs are not willing to go all-in for the English winger.

Raheem Sterling has found it very difficult to get regular playing time this season with his club Manchester City. This has prompted the player to look for a move away from the Premier League champions. Apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid, reports suggest that PSG, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United are in the race for his signature.

For Barcelona, the €80m price tag will be too much. According to Marca, the financial situation do not allow the Catalan club to spend so much on Raheem Sterling. The report also suggests that Real Madrid have the fund to go for the England international, but are prioritizing Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland instead in the market.


Raheem Sterling has improved a lot after his move to Manchester City from Liverpool. Under Pep Guardiola, the 26-year-old became more efficient and even reached the 20 goal mark in the 2019/20 Premier League season. But lately, the winger has seen his time on the pitch become drastically reduced.

The England international has only started 5 of the 12 matches he has appeared for City this season. His goal output has also come down, with just one goal scored this season. The arrival of Jack Grealish to the team meant there is even more competition, and this has made Sterling think about a move elsewhere.

Barcelona has previously been monitoring Sterling and wants to add him to their frontline. However, their financial situation will prevent them from pursuing him. Similarly, Real Madrid looks more likely to sign Mbappe and Haaland and already has the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo hitting form this season.

Another possible destination for Sterling could be PSG, as the club can surely afford the asking price. Former employer Liverpool is also interested along with Arsenal. Newcastle United will also be looking to make a statement signing after their new ownership, and Sterling being a homegrown player could be the best option.

Raheem Sterling has his contract with Manchester City till 2023. So for the Citizens, the next window will be the best time to make a profit from his sale. With minutes drying up, a move away for the English winger seems very close.

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