Raheem Sterling is the target player of Manchester City, and the club would sign him if the Liverpool forward were to become available for transfer. Up to this day, City have not made any sort of bid for the player who still has two years remaining on his contract at Anfield.
Manchester City will face a fight to price the England forward away from Anfield to the Etihad as the club seem have emerged as strong rivals. For City, any possible move is likely depend on what happens with the likes of Samir Nasri and James Milner, whose future with the club have yet to be sorted out.
While it seems to be quite a challenge to get the 20-year-old England international, as Red manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday (22/5) that he expected Sterling to remain at the club this summer despite refusing to sign a new deal. On the other hand, it will be reasonable enough if Liverpool were to decide to sell Sterling, then they would prefer to sell him to a club abroad than one of their Premier League rivals.
Liverpool stated clearly that Sterling will not be sold and will have to honor the remaining two years on his contract. On the other hand, Sterling’s agent, Aldy Ward, has made it clear that the star will not sign a new contract for Liverpool.
According to Rodgers, Raheem is not unhappy in the club. The main concern of the coach and squad is really on the last game of the season, so any talks about the move “will take place over the course of the summer.” In fact, for several months Sterling has been associated with a move away from Liverpool and a conference to talk over his future which supposed to be on Friday (22/5) were cancelled by the club.
“We want this love the contract situation, but it doesn’t change my approach to him. There is no problem there,” continued Rodgers.