A “substantial probability” exists that Raheem Sterling will join Chelsea. With his contract set to expire in a year, the Manchester City winger is still being linked to moves away from the Etihad Stadium.
Sterling joined the Citizens in 2015, and his offensive production up front has provided City with the foundation to succeed under Pep Guardiola. The Jamaican-born superstar has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top performers this decade with 131 goals and 95 assists in 339 appearances.
However, he is nearing the last year of his deal with the City and is ready to go to another team for more reliable starting minutes. And with City prepared to let him leave, Fabrizio Romano claims that there is a “real probability” that the winger may switch from light blue to royal blue in the next summer.
Romano said to Wettfreunde, “There’s nothing close yet, but it’s feasible.” “The response was that Chelsea’s original opening possible offer of £25 million-plus add-ons was clearly insufficient to persuade Manchester City. Chelsea had some communication with intermediaries to examine this possibility.
“City wants to combine Gabriel Jesus and Sterling in a deal for €100–110 million (£85–£93 million), thus they are asking for much more in exchange for Raheem Sterling.
However, I’ve also been informed that Manchester City is willing to let him leave this summer. The athlete will be willing to join Chelsea. It may be a deal because of this.”
The West London club, which Todd Boehly just took over, has made Sterling a top priority because of his contract issue. Romelu Lukaku must be replaced due to his impending transfer to Inter Milan, therefore if Sterling makes the switch, he may play a significant part for Chelsea in a No. 9 position.
“Once they finish and seal the Romelu Lukaku to Inter deal, which is virtually done, I anticipate Chelsea to make another attempt. Just make the announcement, “Added he. “I really believe that Chelsea can succeed in acquiring Sterling. Definitely, in my opinion, that is conceivable.”
Sterling, who turns 28 in December, is still at his peak and might end up being a bargain for the reigning world champions. Goals may be handed to the 77-time England star on a silver platter with players like Kai Havertz and Mason Mount around him.
Additionally, Sterling would welcome the chance to start again in London in order to remain in Gareth Southgate’s plans as the World Cup approaches in November.