Pep Guardiola is reportedly ready to sell Manchester City superstar Raheem Sterling this summer in order to fund the transfers of Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland, which could prove to be a great move for the Spain manager.
What is the word?
According to Football Insider, Guardiola is planning an overhaul of his attack at Man City this summer, which could see Sterling leave as Etihad’s side look to raise funds ahead of potential moves for Grealish from Aston Villa and Haaland from Borussia. Dortmund.
The report suggests the former Barcelona boss no longer sees the England international as an integral part of his squad and would be ready to sell him this summer if the club received a suitable offer.
Should Man City sell him?
Sterling was one of City’s most impressive players earlier in the campaign and has contributed nine goals and six assists in the Premier League this season, with a stunning 7.23 rating.
Should Man City sell sterling?
However, after poor form, which saw him score no goals and a single assist in his last 11 appearances, he has dropped the pecking order under Guardiola and has been regularly excluded from key Champions League games and of the Prime Minister. League.
The ex-Liverpool man has been really desperate for a goal in recent weeks and it looks like his all-too-regular habit of missing out on big chances has finally returned to haunt him under Guardiola, who preferred the more consistent Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez. the wings for the last months of the season.
Sterling is obviously still an incredibly talented footballer, with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers calling him ‘world class’ last season, but if City are serious about capitalizing on him then they need to do it sooner rather than later.
The 26-year-old’s form in recent months, as well as the financial impact of the pandemic, have seen his market value, according to Transfermarkt, fall 37.5% from £ 144million in December 2019 to £ 90million.
If Sterling’s poor performance continues, his value will only continue to drop, so Guardiola may be right in wanting to sell him this summer in the hopes that they can still receive a huge payout for the winger, this who can help improve the team ahead. next season.
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