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'ESPN': Barça can 'escape' its star signing of the winter market

Published:13/11/2021 - 20:54h

Updated:14/11/2021 - 00:23h

Barça would have to be forced to say "goodbye" to one of its objectives in the winter transfer market, as revealed by 'ESPN' recently

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The Manchester City will not leave to go out to Raheem Sterling to the FC Barcelona during the market of wintry signings, or this is what has informed 'ESPN' recently. From the Etihad Stadium do not contemplate, for the moment, give him gone out to one of the stars of the team that, although it has lost leadership in the last months, can be a key piece for the second stretch of the season.

To confirm this option, would be a big hit for a Barça that has to Sterling at most aim of face to the market of January, with a conveyance with option to buy like strategy to achieve it. In any case, 'ESPN' informs that the Manchester City does not have hastes to resolve the future of the English attacker and for the moment is not on the table leave him split, considering that has agreement until 30 June 2023.

It is necessary to remember that in a few occasions, Pep Guardiola has left opened the possibility that Sterling abandon the team and that the player has braked all the negotiations for a renewal. 'The Sun', by his part, informed recently quand the footballer is had to change of airs and turn into player of the Barça, in quality of loan, because in the City does not have the leadership that would wish.

It is a signing that interests to the Barça and that carry tanteando from does long. In fact, during the summer the director of football of the Barcelona club, Mateu Alemany, was in Manchester and "the pieces fit", of agreement to the information of the 'ACE', but finally did not concretise the operation. Now, from the offices of the picture 'citizen' deny categorically and will try to retain at all costs to Sterling by the time that can.

Like this then , in summary, from the City would refuse any offer in January by the footballer, treat of a cession or a traspaso definite. Andl money is the of less for the English club and the intention is to conserve a player that can serve of spare in case that the headlines for Pep Guardiola are not available. The 'condemn' to be the segúnda/third option.

Problemón For the Barça

The situation with Sterling, according to the panorama that informs 'ESPN' gives a totally distinct twist and this supposes a big problem for a Barça that saw to the English like his reinforcement 'of luxury' in January. In any case, if this traspaso confirms that it is impossible, continúa being paramount that the club achieve to an extreme, put at present only have to Dembélé and Ansu Fati.

The injuries and physical problems, in both players, play against of the Barça and Xavi Hernández needs to have alternatives. For the moment, they have sounded several footballers, but Raheem Sterling has been the favourite of the directive from the day one... It will remain to see if they are able to convince to his homologous in the City.

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