Mercato: Sterling, Chelsea’s big shot?

One year from the end of his contract, Raheem Sterling could leave Manchester City. While a start in La Liga has long been in the pipeline, the English winger is seriously approaching Chelsea.

Sterling could leave Manchester City.

Raheem Sterling (27) has had happier seasons in his career. Despite an honorable balance sheet with 17 goals and 9 assists in 47 games, the English winger no longer has the same influence with Manchester City.

Between the rise of Phil Foden, the recruitment of Jack Grealish and the almost sickly turnover of Pep Guardiola, the former Liverpool player has become a rotation player more than an essential cog in the English champion. A situation that may not last.

More than a year of contract

Indeed, the native of Kingston (Jamaica) finds himself at a pivotal moment in his career since he only has one year of contract left. While Riyad Mahrez, in the same situation, has chosen to continue his adventure with the Citizens to possibly take to their heels in a year, the Briton could pack his bags this summer.

According to information from the Sunday Mirror, confirmed by journalists specializing in the transfer window, Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio, Sterling does not intend to extend his lease despite insistent requests from his leaders in recent months. A clear positioning which should push the Mancunian board to open the door to him in order to recover cash.

40 M€ to complete the operation?

In recent hours, The Athletic has also confirmed a very strong interest from Chelsea for the supersonic winger. Eager to clean up its workforce, the London team believes that Sterling has the qualities necessary to bring impact to an attacking sector that has lacked dynamism in recent months. A profile validated by Thomas Tuchel.

The media says that the Blues are confident in this file. With the expected sales, Chelsea could amass a nice jackpot to finance this transfer, estimated at 40 million euros. An interesting price for the two curies. If he wants to compete in the World Cup in the shoes of a holder, a move to Stamford Bridge would be ideal for Sterling after 7 seasons at the Etihad.

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