There is still talk about Barcelona’s interest in signing Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, during the next winter Mercato.
Several press reports earlier indicated the desire of FC Barcelona, led by new coach Xavi Hernandez, to contract with Raheem Sterling, in the next winter, as part of the correction revolution within the ranks of the Catalan club.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, in the event of the completion of the Sterling deal, it will cost the FC Barcelona treasury a lot of money, which may force the club’s management to sell one of the players, in order to maintain the laws of financial fair play.
And the newspaper pointed out that Xavi contracted with right-back Dani Alves, in a free transfer deal, because he is not associated with any club at the present time, and despite this, Xavi wants to include a winger. New, so he can apply 4-3-3 gameplay at its best.
The Spanish newspaper indicated that Barcelona officials are aware of the difficulty of the deal, especially that Sterling, the 26-year-old, has a contract with Manchester City until 2023.
In the event that Sterling’s deal is completed, Barcelona will not be able to conclude any new deals before selling some of its players, to achieve the principle of “financial play”, and even sacrifice a big name first before including the player.
And the Spanish newspaper noted that the name of the player who will be sacrificed at the present time has not been determined to complete the transfer of Sterling to the “Camp Nou” castle, but it may be determined during the next few days.
Barcelona wants to take advantage of Sterling’s loss of his place in Manchester City’s starting lineup this season, after the club signed Jack Grealish, a player from Aston Villa, in addition to coach Pep Guardiola’s reliance on young Englishman Phil Foden..
Barcelona is currently in the ninth place in the Spanish league standings with 17 points.