The Catalan newspaper “Sport” reported Saturday that Barcelona are seeking the services of English international winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City during the winter transfer period in early 2022.
The newspaper pointed out that Barcelona wanted to include Sterling quest’summer, and also that the director of football operations of the club Spaniard, Matteo Alemani, traveled to Manchester and tried to settle the deal which included the loan or even to abandon Spanish striker Antoine Griezmann. , who has returned to his former team Atletico Madrid, or his compatriot Osman Dembele or Sergio Roberto for the Premier League champion.
“Sport” claimed that the two sides have not reached an agreement, but that would not dissuade Barcelona from trying again in the winter transfer period, despite the suffocating financial crisis they are going through, which this summer led to the departure of Argentine star Lionel Messi. at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Catalan newspaper believed the task of getting Sterling would not be easy, but Barcelona are Yemeni with the help of current coach, coach and former City player Pep Guardiola to make this deal possible and allow the England international to leave. “Etihad Stadium” which reached 7 years ago.
What increases the possibility of reaching a deal, according to “Sport”, is that Sterling found himself sidelined at the start of the new Premier League season, with the arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and the presence of Belgian star Kevin. De Bruyne, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Spaniard Ferran Torres, Brazilian Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden.
Sterling hasn’t played a full game in the prime four stages of the Premier League, and played once as a starter in the opening match that his team lost to Tottenham 0-1 and exited in the 70th minute, while he participated as a substitute in the other three games won by Guardiola’s men .
He also played a substitute in the midweek Champions League match, which City won against their German host, Leipzig 6-3, and entered in the 71st minute.
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