Pep Guardiola has admitted that if Barcelona are interested in players from Manchester City, it would be difficult to ward off interest as the club’s stature and history may attract them. This comes in light of the fact that Raheem Sterling has been linked with a move to Camp Nou in the past.
Raheem Sterling has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most prolific players since moving from Liverpool to Manchester City in a contract worth Â£ 44million, with further potential of An additional Â£ 5million. The England international has made 307 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions while scoring 116 goals and providing 89 assists in all competitions. The 26-year-old has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, four EFL Cups and a Community Shield.
Competition for seats at the Etihad Stadium continues to intensify with the arrival of Jack Grealish for a record Â£ 100million. Sterling has struggled to establish a consistent starting point in Guardiola’s plan of late and speculation continues to persist due to his reluctance to sign new terms for an extension. The England international’s contract ends in 2023 and Barcelona would try the Englishman at Camp Nou next summer. Guardiola has recognized that Barcelona can do whatever they want due to their varied history through the ages.
“We have too much work to do, but if Barcelona are interested in one of our players, I have no doubts that they can have it. The city, the club, the history and this for the coaches, for players are always very attractive. If Barcelona are interested in one of our players, he will start the machine, he is an ocean liner. Barcelona, ââfor good or bad, can do what they want, “said Guardiola at Mundo Deportivo.