A ridiculous transfer story broke yesterday on Sky Sports. Real Madrid is to offer 70m + Gareth Bale for Man City’s Raheem Sterling.
Madrid has been desperate to offload the Welshman for some time now. With interest waning for the wantaway winger, Los Blancos seem a cash plus player deal may be the option to get him out of the door.
However, even non-Man City fans scoffed at reading the latest supposed offer. An injury-prone, out of form 30-year-old, in exchange for the Premier League’s red hot Englishman can not be a serious thought process, surely?
Sterling, at 24, is still a few years off ‘prime’ age for a footballer. With Man City growing as a club year on year, alongside Pep Guardiola at the helm. The future for Sterling surely would be blue.
Real Madrid brought back Zidane in a bid to stop their slump. The club finds themselves second in La Liga and five points behind in the Champions League group table. Furthermore, they seem to be still reeling from the loss of Ronaldo to Juventus. They see Sterling as the ideal long term replacement, despite signing Eden Hazard in the summer.
Even though Real Madrid are the most decorated European club side. In the near future, many would place their bets on Man City winning the Champions League before Madrid next do.
Inevitably most elite players opt for La Liga’s Real Madrid or Barcelona. However, for now, Sterling would be best placed at the Etihad if he is to be successful.
Man City fans, do you agree. Is Sterling going to be more successful at Man City than Real Madrid?