Sterling's Man Utd admission as Man City star identified as transfer priority


Raheem Sterling to Manchester United? Surely not.

The Manchester City star has been named as a potential ‘priority’ summer addition for the Red Devils in a report from The Independent, but that is largely due to the fact that Sterling fits the profile of the type of player the club are looking for.

There is some uncertainty around the future of the former Liverpool man though, given City’s potential ban from European competition, and United are sure to be interested in him if he says that he wants to leave the Etihad Stadium.

And while Real Madrid are being touted as a possible destination if Sterling does decide to move on, there is still the potential possibility that United could tempt him to stay in Manchester.

Why? Well, he was a boyhood United fan.

Sterling has been linked with a move away from City

In an interview with Mirror Sport’s John Cross prior to last season’s FA Cup final, Sterling recalled going to watch United face Chelsea in the 2007 final at the newly-revamped Wembley Stadium, which is just a stone’s throw away from where he grew up.

He had made the trip along with classmates from his school, and said the experience had left to him offering tickets to local children for City’s final against Watford.

“I was at the final in 2007,” he said back then.

“I shouldn’t really say this — not now, definitely not now! — but when I was young I was a massive United fan. I had an old United kit, from when they won the last FA Cup.

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“To be in the stadium… it was incredible. It was unbelievable and that was when I tried to give the tickets to the school. That was motivated by that — being so close to the stadium and not going there more than once.

Sterling watched United lose to Chelsea in the 2007 FA Cup final

“If two or three of the kids could be inspired, then that’s all I was trying to do. Purely, that’s how I felt at the time.

“If there was a kid who had a chance of being a footballer, hopefully that will give them motivation or inspiration to change their dreams.”

So could Sterling be tempted to join his boyhood club?

It would surely be the transfer story of the summer if he did.





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