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Definitive 'slam' from Manchester City to Barça by Raheem Sterling

Published:26/11/2021 - 16:26h

Updated:26/11/2021 - 20:11h

The possibility of signing Raheem Sterling in January is becoming more and more complicated for FC Barcelona. Manchester City remains firm with its conditions and will not put facilities

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There is 'case Sterling' of face to the market of wintry signings. The FC Barcelona wants to achieve his traspaso in quality of loan, but already has carried -by enésima time- the refusal of the Manchester City, that will not put eases to the hour to leave go out to one of his big 'cracks'. The English group has planted definitively and like this would have done it to him know to the Barcelona entity, that equally saves the 'hope' to achieve to the international by England.

Mateu Alemany, director of football of the Barça, travelled to Manchester this Friday, as it has desvelado the 'Chain BE'. It assisted to the installations of the Manchester City to speak on several proper names and tantear, once again, the possibility to reinforce to the picture culé with Raheem Sterling. Xavi Hernández was questioned in this regard in press conference and, although it did not deny at all, warned of the reality of the club.

"The market of winter will mark if we can fichar or no. We will see what can do"

"The market of winter will mark if we can fichar or no. We will see what can do. It is very soon to speak of incorporations..." And now they know until which point, to weigh that from the beginning of the rumours and the interest, the Barcelona were conscious that the operation is too complicated... And like this they have transmitted it to him in the Etihad Stadium.

It fits to remember that the Barça only poses the traspaso of Sterling like loan to the end of the season 2021-2022 (six months) and without an option of compulsory purchase. It is the only form 'possible' because the club does not have like assuming his traspaso (and the one of any player) because the economic situation is, as little, delicate and alarming. To the Manchester City no him 'matter' any of the problems of the Catalans and will not modify his conditions: it pays or it does not go out.

The case is that, as it has desvelado 'MARK' in the last hours, the position of the 'citizens' will not change. From it does some months, have left clear that Sterling only will go out of the Etihad Stadium if they pay the 80 million euros of his traspaso. That is the value that has put him the club and will not recess it, neither by the Barça neither by anybody. In this sense, the Barcelona could forget definitively of Sterling.

Like this then , the option of the English is practically descartada. The before quoted source explains that the City does not pose , in no case, leave him go out with a cession. They have it clear and the reason is very simple: they do not want to reinforce to a rival with which could confront in the eliminatory rounds of the Champions League. From the picture 'citizen' understand that it would not have felt to reinforce potentially to the Barça... Almost with a gift.

The 'reality' of the Barça

In spite of the negative rotunda of the Manchester City, Raheem Sterling wants to go out and that is a reality. Pep Guardiola in his moment stood out that nor wants to have players in his staff that are not to taste, but from the club do not go to do grantings to anybody. Once again, they pay the 80 'kilos' or at all. Something impossible for the culés.

And it is that it is necessary to remember the real situation of a Barça that does not have to fund any signing. The culés have remained without positive margin (after the 20 millions that remained after the exit of Griezmann) and only will be able to 'do box' if they produce important exits... And varied. Besides, the club has to stick to the rule '1 to 4' of LaLiga, which establishes that by each four euros freed, will be able to use one for the registration of a player.

That is to say that, if Sterling costs 80 million euros, the Barça would have to do a space of 320 'kilos' between discounts salariales and sales with plusvalías... An unlikely stage and that hampers all the options to go out to the market of signings.

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