Xavi Hernandez has arrived in full force. You want to rebuild the team from top to bottom and you have a road that you have already sent to the board. It includes, among other things, the name of Raheem Sterling.
The coach wants the wingers. He wants flexible, talented players, who can open the Barcelona attacking game. You see in Sterling one of the men who can do that.
But in Manchester City, they do not see well. Although the ‘Metro’ confirmed on Thursday that they would listen to applications from 50 million euros, the fact is that Pep Guardiola’s party will not sit down and talk to anyone.
The city wants to keep Raheem Sterling, at least until the end of the season. They refused at Etihad Stadium to part with him for the rest of the season.
Sterling would have been more determined to play for Barca. He does not have the bright spot he expected from Guardiola’s scheme and refuses to continue to warm up the bench.
Sterling’s contract with City will expire in 2023. It will be seen what happens to his future. Meanwhile, Xavi is still looking at the Premier League as a possibility.