Real Madrid Set To Launch £180million Bid For Raheem Sterling Following Man City’s UEFA Ban

Real Madrid will launch an all-out assault to land Raheem Sterling in the wake of Manchester City’s two-year Euro ban.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Brighton & Hove Albion

And Juventus will ramp up their bid to lure City boss Pep Guardiola to Italy. Spanish giants Real were already planning a summer swoop for City’s £180million-rated Eng­land winger before the FFP bombshell.

Now they feel a lack of European football can finally see Sterling head to the Bernabeu. The forward, 25, is under contract for another three years. He earns around £300,000 a week, though in November talks began over increasing his salary to £450,000 a week.
Yet City face missing out on a £170m Champions League jackpot if their appeal fails. And without that income, they could not boost his wages. Sterling has made no secret of the fact he would love to play abroad at some stage. City’s next European game is in Madrid on Wednesday week, when they face Real in the Champions League last 16.

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