The day that Raheem Sterling let Real Madrid love him

Raheem Sterling is put on the market. The English international, who still has more than a year and a half left on his contract with Manchester City, has publicly aired his willingness to leave the set skyblue. “If there was an opportunity to go elsewhere, I would be open to it right now,” he says, and even hints at the destinations that he wants to land on. “I should learn a language. I quite like the French and Spanish accent”. A declaration of intent that reduces the list of its potential destinations to practically three: PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Shield / Flag M. City

On the possibility of wearing white, Sterling, who ends his contract with City in 2023, already spoke a year and a half ago. It was in February 2020, in an interview in AS on the occasion of the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 that faced Madrid and City. “Now I’m at City and I’m very happy, but I also say that Madrid is a fantastic club. When you see the white shirt you already know exactly what the club represents, it’s huge. Although I have to say that I have a great contract with City and I have to respect it. But it is a fantastic club “, affirmed.

Raheem Sterling's general stats.

Raheem Sterling’s general stats.

Without closing in on the band, Sterling was cautious and respectful of his club. “I am a City player and I am enjoying myself at the moment, although I still say that Madrid is a fantastic club, in a country with incredible weather. But I repeat: I am very happy at City.” When asked if he would like to play for Madrid one day, he was restrained but without losing his good humor. “How do I answer this question? Is the camera recording live or just taking photos? Nobody knows what awaits you in the future. I am a player who is always open to challenges, but the one right now is at City“. The next challenge may be in other latitudes …