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Real Madrid are back in the market for Manchester City superstar

Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the Manchester City forward, who has been struggling to get playing time off-late.

Raheem Sterling has been one of the key players for Manchester City in the past few seasons. However, the English winger has fallen down in the pecking order at the club this season, as he has struggled to accumulate enough playing time off-late. The 26-year old has started in just three of the past nine games for the Sky Blues, and talks about a potential exit in the summer has started doing the rounds.

Phil Foden has earned the faith of his manager, Pep Guardiola and has been given the nod over Sterling. As reported by Daily Star, Real Madrid have re-ignited their interest in signing the former Liverpool winger, who still has two years left on his contract. The Merengues have shown their interest in Sterling in the past, but the player has been committed to staying at the Etihad Stadium.

At the moment, it seems that the 26-year-old is happy at Manchester, and a contract extension will be discussed after the Euros are over. Given the lack of game-time he has received this season, a new challenge could be on the cards for Sterling.

Manchester City bought the highly-rated forward in the summer of 2015, for a sum of 44 million pounds from their rivals, Liverpool. With two years left on his contract, the Sky Blues will look for a sum of around 80 million pounds, if Real Madrid do press for a transfer.

Real Madrid are expected to get rid of Eden Hazard in the summer window, as the Belgian has struggled with injuries and poor form, ever since he joined the club in 2019. Despite Hazard’s potential exit, Raheem Sterling will have to battle it out against the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio to earn a place in the starting lineup at Madrid.