The potential arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester City could see Raheem Sterling moved on, according to Fabrizio Romano. While it is not a case of if Ronaldo is signed then Sterling will definitely leave, it’s said that City would consider his departure if they receive an appropriate bid.
Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, is set to stay at the club, per Pep Guardiola’s wishes. This is despite interest from Juventus.
Raheem Sterling Could Leave Manchester City
City Have Considered Sterling Fairly Expendable
All summer long, there have been rumours that Sterling could be on his way out of Manchester City. This is despite his stellar showing at Euro 2020 for England, where has scored in three of his country’s first four games at the tournament.
City first considered using Sterling as a way of limiting their cash expenditure on Harry Kane. They were reportedly willing to offer up to five separate players in a cash + player exchange for Kane, with Sterling and Jesus among the options.
However, with Kane now staying at Tottenham, other options could be explored for Sterling instead.
There is, though, no burning desire to sell the England international. Indeed, he could even stay at the club even if they do complete the signing of Ronaldo.
However, should the right bid arrive, his six-year association with the club could come to an end.
City’s Ronaldo Pursuit
According to Romano and Ed Aarons in The Guardian, City will make their move for Ronaldo tomorrow (Friday, August 27). His current club, Juventus, reportedly want between €25-30 million.
Ronaldo wants to leave the club, but even then the fact he is lining up a move to City is not sitting well with a lot of Manchester United fans.
Of course, Ronaldo shot to fame while playing for United at the beginning of his career, and his move from there to Real Madrid once made him the most expensive player in the world.
Personal terms are thought to be around £250,000 per week.