The international star is looking to make Barcelona a dream trident with Messi and Aguero.
The Barça Board has the actual name in the folder, although negotiations will not be easy.
Barcelona had to sign for the Copa del Rey last season and is preparing for the next campaign for everything: the Spanish League and the Champions League. For that, the brand new board chaired by Joan Laporta, who resolved the continuity of Ronald Koeman and would be about to announce the renewal of Lionel Messi, is looking for quality signals to build a team around the Argentine star.
A heavy name is in the pipeline, and they are likely to negotiate for it any time soon.
The mentioned international star is Raheem Sterling, according to information released on Sky Sports. The English winger of Manchester City is the dream of the Barça Board, which is excited to have an attacking trident made up of Messi, the recently hired Sergio Agüero, and the Briton who Josep Guardiola currently leads.
Some parallel negotiations also need to be considered when taking an interest in this fictitious signature. Barcelona has discussed the extension of the Ousmane Dembélé link, which expires in mid-2022. Or, instead, the Catalan club wants to get it. If French makes it challenging to communicate, English fluency will increase.
On the other hand, the Culés are waiting for the freedom of action of the Dutch Memphis Depay in Olympique de Lyon, a reinforcement that would provide more options to his compatriot Koeman. And at the same time, it should be noted that the one who could come out in this market is the Portuguese Trincao, who did not finish emerging with the Blaugrana shirt.
Not most minor fact is that Barcelona has in its ranks another important surname such as Antoine Griezmann, world-class and level of selection. While it is true that the Frenchman did not perform all that was expected, it would not be easy for Koeman to deal with all these players on the same team and specifically in a specific sector of the field.
THE RAHEEM STERLING CONTRACT
Guardiola considers a vital piece of his eleven to the Englishman who started in the last Champions League final against Chelsea. British International is a reference to his squad. At City, he has a contract until mid- 2023, and his record oscillates at 90 million euros, an unpayable figure for Barcelona that is just recovering from an economic-financial crisis inherited by the controversial management of Josep Maria Bartomeu.
With this outlook, the only way for Barça to have a chance of staying with the skillful and fast English winger is if he makes cash with some vital sale or if he offers players as part of the payment to the citizen team. In Spain, they highlighted the excellent relationship between Laporta and Guardiola, which can help the negotiations. Of course, Pep will have to be convinced to release one of his team's emblems.
And as a result, Barcelona will have to persuade the 26-year-old footballer to move out of his homeland, and today's match is to leave the most competitive, Premier League. If he does, he will be one of the bombshell signings on the market, and Raheem Sterling will join his former teammates Sergio Agüero and Eric García, who have just come from City.