Advertiser Disclosure

Barcelona target out of favour Manchester City winger in January loan move

Barcelona target out of favour Manchester City winger in January loan move

Barcelona need forward reinforcements

Ronald Koeman is short on forward options for this season, with even fewer currently fit. With Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and now Martin Braithwaite all out of action due to injury, only Memphis Depay, Demir and new signing Luuk de Jong are recognised forwards in his squad.

This means that, in January, the club could well be dipping back into the transfer market for another option to bolster their attack, with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling an option according to Spanish outlet diario.as.

Will Sterling move?

Sterling, once considered untouchable in the Manchester City side, has experienced something of a fall from grace since the addition of Jack Grealish to the side this summer. The former Villa man has largely usurped his compatriot on the left flank, with Sterling only managing 1 start in the opening five games Guardiola’s side have played in all competitions.

Grealish, by contrast, has hit the ground running, providing a goal and an assist on his Champions League debut.

Sterling, on the other hand, has one goal to his name this season, and with the return of Phil Foden from injury, could fall further down the pecking order. As per AS, a summer move to Catalunya was close, but fell through.

However, Barca aim to lure the Englishman to Spain in January who, for his part, has allegedly given his “ok” for the move to go through, as he looks to keep his England place for the 2022 World Cup.

Could Sterling be plying his trade for Barca come midseason?

Read more:

Nathan Ake showers praise on Jack Grealish following Champions League debut

Pep Guardiola pleads for Manchester City fans to attend games following Leipzig demolition

 


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Manchester City betting odds, next game:

Manchester City's latest videos

Brighton 1-4 Man City | Highlights, Foden bags a brace
Brighton 1-4 Man City | Highlights, Foden bags a brace
Manchester City produced a spectacular performance to beat Brighton 4-1 at the AMEX Stadium…
2021-10-23T21:18:54Z
FULL-TIME! | BRIGHTON 1-4 MAN CITY | PREMIER LEAGUE | MATCHDAY LIVE SHOW
FULL-TIME! | BRIGHTON 1-4 MAN CITY | PREMIER LEAGUE | MATCHDAY LIVE SHOW
FULL-TIME! It ends 4-1, goals from Gundogan, Foden and Mahrez see City take all…
2021-10-23T18:49:19Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 9 20 22
2 Liverpool FC 9 21 21
3 Manchester City 9 16 20
4 West Ham United 9 6 17
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 0 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 -4 15
7 Manchester United 9 1 14
8 Everton FC 9 1 14
9 Leicester City 9 0 14
10 Arsenal FC 9 -3 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford FC 9 2 12
13 Aston Villa 9 -2 10
14 Watford FC 9 -5 10
15 Crystal Palace 9 -3 9
16 Southampton FC 9 -4 8
17 Leeds United 9 -8 7
18 Burnley FC 9 -8 4
19 Newcastle United 9 -9 4
20 Norwich City 9 -21 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
King, Joshua Watford FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3