in a recent tweet, journalist Josep Capdevila revealed that Manchester City speedster Raheem Sterling is on Barcelona’s radar. It is clear that the Catalan giants are eyeing a loan for the Man City winger this summer.
They tell me that Barca are working to bring Adama Traoré back to the Wolves and are looking for a new loan, the one from Sterling pic.twitter.com/0G79PGajGF
— Josep Capdevila (@josepcapdevila) May 13, 2022
Sterling’s decent numbers in Manchester this season
Sterling has another impressive campaign at the Etihad Stadium, despite sometimes struggling to find consistency with his productivity in the final third. The England international has found the back of the net 17 times this season and provided eight assists in 46 appearances for the Mancunian giants across all competitions this season.
The 27-year-old performed consistently on the attacking side of the pitch, based on his average of 2.0 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He’s even been cautious about switching possession with his teammates, as evidenced by his 85.6% success rate in the top-flight English league (statistics via whoscored).
Should Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cash in on Sterling?
Sterling has the pace to cause a lot of trouble for his marker and can hit the byline whenever he wants in the wide areas. He can cut in from the left to score or score a few goals for his team and usually keeps the ball well in the final third. The 74-time England international is primarily a left-sided wide player, but can also fill in as a right winger or take over the duties of a secondary striker in the middle if necessary.
However, with the future arrival of Erling Haaland, Sterling could become redundant at the Etihad Stadium.
If Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola doesn’t plan on playing regularly against the England wing wizard next season, he should consider cashing in on him and reinvesting the money generated from his sale to recruit a suitable replacement this summer Pull.
At 27, Sterling is at the peak of his playing career, so losing him to Barcelona will be a major blow unless the Mancunian giants decide to sign a replacement who can compete with Phil Foden for a regular starting spot at the Etihad. in the coming seasons.