Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is the latest entry to the transfer rumours. As per reliable reports, four high-profile clubs are chasing the 27-year-old to sign him for their club. The first club to show interest was Chelsea, then entered AC Milan and the latest entrants are the Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
As reported by Ekrem Konur, Carlo Ancelotti wants the Englishman for Los Blancos. Sterling is in the final 12 months of his contract. Meanwhile, Manchester City is trying their best to extend his contract, but Sterling will likely leave this summer. But which club is more likely to buy him?
There are a lot of factors involved in any transfer, and Sterling is no different. Salary, club status, Club economy, and the player’s desired club, to name a few.
If we talk about Chelsea, they were the first entrant in this race, although Sterling was never the first choice for them. The blues wanted Ousmane Dembele, but the Barcelona man had his tantrums with the salary and contract. Hence, Chelsea decided to move on from him. With new owner Todd Boehly in place, Chelsea is in pole position to sign Sterling.
AC Milan, on the other hand, is in the race but has the least chance of securing this deal. Sterling would prefer an English or Spanish move over the Italian champions.
Barcelona is keen on Sterling, but the biggest challenge for them is their financial woes. The Blaugranas are one of the worst debt-ridden clubs in the World. Hence, to sign any player, they first need to let go of some to bring in the cash. Thus they are lagging behind the race.
Real Madrid is the latest entry to this race, daunting Chelsea’s chances because Los Blancos can match every demand for the player that the Blues can. However, there is a big traffic jam for the winger’s position at the club. Hence that is one letdown for Sterling.
While it’s obvious that the player wants to leave, he is likely to choose Chelsea or Real Madrid, with Barcelona and AC Milan out of the picture.