Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Raheem Sterling could leave Manchester City before the transfer window closes if a big bid comes in.
Sterling, who was not always a starter for City last season, faces tough competition for a spot from the likes of new signing Jack Grealish and Phil Foden.
Various outlets, including the MailOnline, have also claimed that the 26-year-old is one player the Premier League champions have been open to selling this summer.
Would you sell Sterling for £80m?
On top of all of that, City are, of course, still chasing Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who is going to cost a lot of money if he is eventually sold and will take up another attacking spot in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.
Ultimately, considering everything, Palmer is refusing to rule out the possibility of Sterling still leaving before the end of the month in a potential £70-80m deal. The ex-Leeds United player told TT:
“It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Sterling. I can’t get my head around Pep letting Sterling go after the way he played in the Euros, but you never know.
“He’s signed Grealish. If he believes that Harry Kane’s the final piece in the jigsaw, then he might decide to let Sterling go. Sterling, you would think, would be valued at about 70 to 80 million.”
Sterling managed to score over the weekend in the 5-0 thrashing of Norwich City, showing that he still has a lot to offer at City.
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