Though they recently valuated him at £68 million (the football news), Manchester City now value Raheem Sterling at £45 million. Manchester City have reportedly set a £45m price tag on forward Raheem Sterling, despite Barcelona’s increasing interest (football transfer news).
According to a recent source, 26-year-old Raheem Sterling ‘wants to leave’ Etihad Stadium and move out of Manchester City.
On the other hand, newly-appointed Barca manager Xavi Hernandez is also reportedly keen on bringing the Englishman to Camp Nou.
Manchester City Now Value Raheem Sterling at £45 Million
According to the Metro, the Citizens are willing to sell Sterling in January for £45 million. Not only is it a significant drop from City’s previous valuation (£68m) of the striker, it is also roughly £5 million less than what they paid for him when he moved from Liverpool in 2015.
Besides this, Pep Guardiola has also recently indicated an inclination of the Citizens towards a sale to his previous club.
Pep said if Barcelona make a formal approach in the forthcoming transfer windows, he is “convinced” Sterling will join them.
Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Newcastle United have all also expressed an interest in signing the Manchester City forward.
But the Catalan giants are way to keen to not be the frontrunners already, in this race for Raheem Sterling.
Furthermore, in addition to this, Sterling’s contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions, expires in less than two years.
Plus, he has started just six of his 15 games in all competitions so far this season, scoring only twice.