Barcelona consider they need to have the ability to make a bid for Manchester Metropolis and England ahead Raheem Sterling within the January transfer window.
Barça’s monetary woes have been extremely publicised in current months, and these struggles ultimately led to Lionel Messi’s seismic departure to Paris Saint-Germain. Attributable to closely diminished income, the membership’s La Liga wage cap has been reduce to solely €97m, a fraction of what it was once.
However La Blaugrana reckon they need to come up with the money for to function within the January switch window and want to reinforce their ahead choices – with Sterling amongst their prime targets, in accordance with native publication Mundo Deportivo.
Messi and Antoine Griezmann each left Barcelona in the summertime, whereas Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite and new signing Sergio Aguero have all missed video games by means of damage this season. Memphis Depay – who signed on a free switch earlier this yr – has been their solely constant determine within the attacking third of the pitch.
Luuk de Jong additionally signed from Sevilla late in August, however Barcelona are eager to bolster their choices on the earliest alternative. Sterling was on their shortlist in the summertime, and they’re going to reignite their curiosity in him this winter.
Sterling put a below-par 2020/21 marketing campaign with Manchester City behind him at Euro 2020, main England to the ultimate and that includes in UEFA’s group of the event. Nevertheless, he has didn’t work his method again into Pep Guardiola’s strongest beginning XI following the £100m arrival of Jack Grealish.
RB Leipzig and Spain star Dani Olmo can also be on Barça’s radar after lacking out on him in the summertime. Olmo left Barça’s famed La Masia academy aged 16 to hitch Dinamo Zagreb, spending six years on the membership earlier than departing for the Bundesliga.