Real Madrid are reportedly targeting Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling as part of Zinedine Zidane’s summer rebuild plans.
Sterling, 24, has built himself a fortress since his €63.70 million move from Liverpool in 2015, with Zinedine Zidane now hoping he can secure the England international in the summer.
According to the Mirror, “Real are bracing themselves for a £300m-plus summer spree with Neymar, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen also on their list of transfer targets. But they are also now watching Sterling closely after he emerged this season as one of the biggest stars of the Premier League.”
Zidane is no stranger to Sterling’s success story, and has made no secret his admiration for the winger whom he hopes to manage one day.
Sterling is currently tied to the Etihad in a long-term contract which will see him earn £300,000-a-week through till 2023. The 24-year-old has contributed to 19 goals and provided 16 assists in 39 appearances for the club, to enhance his already attractive résumé.
Manchester City are however unlikely to give up Raheem Sterling without a fight, especially with rumours of a looming transfer ban. The 24-year-old is a crucial and Integral part of Pep Guardiola’s winning team, and will reportedly cost the Los Blancos no less than €120 million, if there are any hopes of seeing a move materialize.