Arsenal set for shock Raheem Sterling transfer: report
Arsenal are eyeing a transfer for Chelsea star Raheem Sterling this summer time to bolster their assault.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has made a behavior of reuniting himself with gamers he labored with at Manchester Metropolis, when he was assistant to Pep Guardiola. The Basque’s first signing on the Emirates was Pablo Mari – previously of Metropolis – earlier than final summer time noticed the arrivals of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
With David Ornstein (opens in new tab) of the Athletic (opens in new tab) now telling NBC Sports activities (opens in new tab) that Arsenal need to signal one other ahead this summer time, it appears as if the north Londoners could be ready to capitalise on uncertainty at Chelsea.
In keeping with 90min (opens in new tab), Arsenal are fascinated about signing Sterling, who can function throughout the frontline of a 4-3-3. The England worldwide has the opposite important benefit of being well-versed within the positional play that each Guardiola and Arteta function with.
Sterling has confirmed on the very highest stage that he’s not solely able to placing up the form of output that Arsenal would demand however he may play as a touchline winger swooping into end and create for team-mates.
Arsenal have a working relationship of types with Chelsea, too, having signed Jorginho in January. With the Blues seeking to trim their squad this summer time, one in every of their marquee summer time buys may the truth is be a key candidate for the chop, provided that megamoney purchase Mykhaylo Mudryk performs in his place.
This might give Arsenal the choice of getting Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as strikers, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli as left-wingers and Bukayo Saka preventing it out with Raheem Sterling on the right-wing for the final spot within the group.
The Blues paid round £50 million for Sterling final summer time – roughly the identical quantity that Metropolis purchased him for again in 2015. It is doubtless that the 28-year-old may transfer for the same payment but once more, ought to the west Londoners need to money in on him whereas he is nearing peak age.
Sterling is valued at round €70m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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