Adidas might play a crucial role for Real Madrid to sign Manchester City’s superstar winger
Raheem Sterling has had a stellar season so far scoring 27 goals and providing 9 assists for Manchester City in all competitions. However, Pep Guardiola seems to be concerned as Sterling’s performance this season has caught the attention of Real Madrid, according to Eurosport.
Surprisingly, the former Liverpool winger’s possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer might be influenced by a third party as the Englishman’s deal with Nike is coming to an end on the 31st of July, and it seems like he won’t be signing with them again. There have been sightings of the player wearing Adidas boots during the past 3 trainings with Man City which could signify that the player’s run with the American sports brand has come to an end.
The deal with Adidas is estimated to offer the winger around £10 million per season, which is the highest amount ever offered to a British player for a kit deal. With the monetary benefits, Adidas could also provide an opportunity for a potential transfer to Real Madrid. Something like this has been seen before with the company playing a huge role in the signing of David Beckham to the Spanish capital back in 2003.
Sterling isn’t opposed to the idea of playing for Madrid either, as he has stated before that he is open to new challenges and considers Real as a fantastic club. Although the Merengues have been excellent defensively this season, It is evident that the team is still lacking high up in the pitch, with minimal contributions to goals by the attackers, barring Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid has been in the market for a quality winger for quite some time, with Zinedine Zidane being reluctant to play Gareth Bale and Vinicius and Rodrygo being inconsistent. Eden Hazard’s blockbuster move last season hasn’t helped in any way with the player having experienced “the worst season of his career” at Madrid.
Raheem Sterling might be able to fill the hole Los Blancos are experiencing in the attack, but to sign him Real must gather funds from the possible departure of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale, as there are reports stating Florentino Perez would not be making any big signings due to the current financial situation.
Sterling’s electrifying pace and explosiveness could be the factor that Zidane requires in his squad on the right-flank next season ahead of the inconsistent Welsh forward to reclaim the league and possibly the Champions League as well
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