There will be ‘Sterling case’ in the winter market because there are many information and uncertainty regarding the future of the English player. The FC Barcelona is in the ‘pole position’ to take control of his services, but faces a very delicate situation of face to the next negotiations with the Manchester City, although the Barcelona would have the ‘OK’ of the footballer.
In recent weeks it has been commented that Barça is going “for everything” and will do everything in its power to secure the transfer of the player. Knowing that it is impossible to pay for its final transfer in January, Because the Barça club continues to use the ‘1 to 4’ rule, the option of an assignment with a purchase option at the end of the season had been put on the table, but the script has changed and could be a condemnation for the Catalans.
According to information from the newspaper ‘SPORT’, Barça does not consider this possibility and only has one option at the table: get your loan until the summer of 2022 without the mandatory purchase option. That is, the club would want to decide at the end of the year whether to stay with Sterling or not, and not right now. An idea that, for sure, will not like in the offices of the Etihad Stadium.
It should be remembered that ‘ESPN’ reported this Saturday that Manchester City is not considering the departure, under any conditions, of Sterling in this winter transfer window: neither with a definitive transfer nor with a loan until the end of the season. However, there are many media that differ from this information and that They see possible that the Catalans can get the incorporation of the international for England.
Limiting for Barça?
It would be a surprise if Manchester City accepted an operation of that magnitude because the club is not looking to ‘get rid’ of the player. Quite the opposite. In the team they see him as a footballer who can still be important and they consider that he must fulfill his contract, which expires in the summer of 2023. It remains to be seen if Barça can convince the ‘citizens’ and get the transfer of Sterling.