Liverpool are among the clubs interested in Raheem Sterling, who looks destined to leave Manchester City next summer.
That’s the bold claim from SportBild journalist Christian Falk today, who covers the Englishman’s future after recent comments from him and Pep Guardiola.
Sterling recently expressed a desire to leave the Etihad because he wasn’t getting enough game time, with an unhappy Guardiola then responding and saying they would sell him if that was his wish.
The forward had said he would fancy a move abroad after playing in England for his entire professional career so far.
Barcelona is a potential destination after being interested in the summer, and several reports have indicated they could use the space they’ve opened up in their budget to move in January.
Falk says as much, stating that they were keen in the summer but Manchester City asking for €50-60m basically scuppered anything happening.
Their ‘financial crisis’ means the prospect of them moving next summer is ‘questionable’ still, and so attention turns elsewhere.
Now PSG would be extremely surprising given their front three is currently Neymar, Mbappe and Messi, although the Frenchman is looking to leave next summer, so perhaps that is where Sterling comes into it.
Liverpool, though, would be quite the move. While Sterling did play for them in the past it would be astonishing were he to return to Anfield given the nature of his move to Manchester City and the manner in which he and his agent burnt every bridge they could.
It also seems very unlikely that the Reds would want to pay a high fee to their direct rivals, particularly for a player who’ll be 27 next summer and is no better than their current options.