Real Madrid are increasing their interest in Manchester City’s in-form winger Raheem Sterling after club representatives watched him tear apart Spain in the first half of their UEFA Nations League tie with England on Monday night.
Sterling broke a long goal drought for the Three Lions dating back to 2015 with two first half strikes and was impressive in converting his club form to the international scene.
Madrid, who have been noted to have an interest in the 23-year-old, had Sterling watched at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, the Daily Mail reports, and could try their luck with his value diminishing by the month.
Raheem has just 18 months left on his Man City deal and if an agreement over a new contract isn’t reached soon, the Premier League side may be forced into selling one of their key players in the summer time.
City fear Sterling’s value could be halved from around £100 million to more than half of that due to his contract situation, and Real Madrid may tempted City with a big cash bid at the end of the season.