REAL MADRID are said to be interested in a move for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling this summer, according to reports.
Sterling has been left on the bench in some of Man City’s biggest games recentlyCredit: AP
Sterling did not start the first or second leg of Man City’s Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund as he was given just the final few minutes off the bench in Germany on Wednesday night.
However, Man City remain in a strong position to ask for a substantial transfer fee as Sterling still has two years left on his current contract.
The England international signed for the Sky Blues from Liverpool in 2015 for £44million.
As a result, it is thought City will not let him go at the end of the season for anything less than £80m.
But despite talk of a move away, Sterling is still happy at the Etihad irrespective of his recent spell out of the side.
He is expected to continue discussions over a new deal after Euro 2020 this summer.
Sterling has netted 13 times in 42 appearances so far this season.
But the emergence of Foden has presented a problem for Sterling as he has found himself playing second fiddle to his 20-year-old teammate.
Both Foden and Sterling are often used by Guardiola on the left of a front three which means one of the two is usually on the bench.
So while Sterling missed out on a starting place against Dortmund, he played ahead of Foden in Man City’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
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