A number of Manchester City fans were left stunned by a transfer report linking Raheem Sterling with a potential move to their crosstown rivals.
The Independent‘s Miguel Delaney reported on Monday that the 25-year-old has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester United, whose analytics team have been monitoring the England international. The story was later shared on Twitter by Man City Report (@cityreport_).
— Man City Report (@cityreport_) June 1, 2020
According to The Independent, the apparent interest from the Old Trafford club “is a reflection of a relative uncertainty” around the future of Sterling at the Etihad Stadium if Manchester City lose their upcoming appeal against a two-year ban from UEFA competitions, which would of course preclude them from the Champions League.
The winger has struck 20 goals this season for Pep Guardiola’s side and 89 in total for the club since his 2015 switch from Liverpool, a fine scoring return which led to one Manchester City fan calling him “gargantuan”. Another questioned why he would leave the club which won the last two Premier League titles, and eight trophies since the start of 2018, for a team who finished sixth in the league last year and are only one position better off this time around.
Do you think Raheem Sterling will stay at Man City if the UEFA ban is upheld?
These Cityzens on Twitter seemed stunned and somewhat baffled by the shock reports linking Sterling with a possible move across Manchester:
State of the replies.
Half the people that were calling him a tap in merchant and massively overrated are now the ones wanting him at their club.
Raheem Sterling is gargantuan. https://t.co/s7J0YBjXpS
— Joe (@McfcRxchy) June 1, 2020
— Colin Newell (@doncasterblues1) June 1, 2020
Joke of the year 😄 https://t.co/dhG1JDxRSX
— 🐝 🇧🇼 NITISH 🇧🇼 🐝 (@cityzen_nitish) June 1, 2020
Why would he downgrade teams just to play in Europa league
— MOS🇬🇧🇸🇴 (@SaneSZN10) June 1, 2020
They couldn’t afford him
— Dek,Mcfc (@boardydek) June 1, 2020
— Pepfan (@PepPepfan) June 1, 2020
— Real Talk Manchester City ⚽️ (@RealTalkMCFC) June 1, 2020
It was April Fools day 2 months ago…….
— Amanda💙 (@amandaclayton07) June 1, 2020
Man City fans, do you think it is plausible that Sterling would go to Old Trafford if the UEFA ban is upheld? Comment below with your views!
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