The transfer speculation about Raheem Sterling is going on for the last few seasons now. According to various reports, LaLiga giants Real Madrid are interested in Manchester City winger.
The 25-year-old’s future has been in doubt again as Manchester City face a two-season ban from European competitions. But Sterling insisted that he is happy at City. He has won two Premier League titles, two EFL Cups and the FA Cup since joining from Liverpool in 2015.
The England international told AS: “Right now, I’m at City and I’m really happy. But I say Real Madrid are a fantastic club. When you see the white shirt, you know exactly what the club stands for. It’s massive.
But at the same time, I have a contract with City now and I have to respect this. But it’s a fantastic club.”
“No one knows what the future will hold. I am a player and I am always open to challenges but right now my challenge is at Manchester City. In the future, hopefully, who knows…”
City manager Pep Guardiola has also addressed this transfer speculation. He told reporters: “All the clubs have to know that when Real Madrid or Barcelona knock on the door, the other clubs must tremble, they will be a little bit in trouble.
Barcelona and Madrid are maybe the strongest and most powerful teams in terms of history and how good they are. That is normal and I understand completely.”
“But on the same point, you just see the commitment from Raheem, every single day when he arrives. He’s never injured. His commitment in every game, offensively and defensively, so he’s one of the best players in the world and it’s normal that big clubs see his desire for the team.”
“I don’t know if Madrid or Barcelona called his agent, [but] I don’t have any doubts about the commitment Raheem and the other ones have had from the first day to the last day.”
If Real Madrid can sign Sterling in the summer window, it will further bolster their attack which already includes the likes of Hazard, Benzema and Bale. Madrid have a great pool of young attacking talents as well – Asensio, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Jovic, Reinier and Brahim.
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