Real Madrid are plotting a move for Manchester City superstar Raheem Sterling, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim “representatives from Real will travel to watch Sterling’s performances for England next month, at home to Montenegro and away to Kosovo, before deciding on the final details of a proposal to City”.
Sky though suggest that Real president Florentino Perez is planing on offering £70million, plus Gareth Bale for the England man who has continued last season’s form this term.
Sterling, 24, has hit 13 goals and five assists from 15 games this season, as well as eight goals in six Euro 2020 qualifying games for England.
The report claims “Sterling’s representatives met with Real’s general director Jose Angel Sanchez in the summer” but the La Liga giants failed in their efforts to lure Sterling to the Bernabeu.
Sky suggest Sterling’s present value is £150million, with his contract still having almost three-and-a-half years to run, but Perez is aware that another prolific season for Sterling will see his value rocket.
Real are hoping to offer Bale, 30, to City after more reports that the Welshman will force his way out of the LaLiga club in January, after seemingly falling out with the LaLiga giants.
The report, however states that City and Pep Guardiola “are understood to have little interest in signing” Bale, while “City are desperate to keep hold of the player they bought from Liverpool”.
Apparently Perez and Real first tried to sign Sterling as 19-year old, but failed and he will have a stiff task on his hands to get the England man away from Manchester
Sterling, who has admitted in the past he one day wants to test himself abroad, was a £49million signing from the Reds in 2015 – a then-record for an English player, but the Kingston-born attacker has seen his career blossom at The Etihad under Guardiola.