“I can’t talk about a non-mine player”: Zinedine Zidane refuses to be attracted to ties between Raheem Sterling and Real Madrid after Man City star posed with the club’s iconic shirt and declared them “fantastic”
- Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has avoided the addresses of Raheem Sterling
- The offside player from Man City posed this week with a Madrid shirt for an interview
- With the English champions for a European ban, the future of Sterling is in doubt
- Madrid will be one of the many clubs that snoop around when City loses its appeal
Zinedine Zidane holds his cards close to his chest when it comes to Raheem Sterling.
The Real Madrid boss avoided talking about a summer flight for the star of Manchester City after Sterling posed this week with a Real Madrid shirt for an interview with AS.
Premier League champions are faced with a two-year ban on Champions League football for violations of Financial Fair Play. If their appeal to UEFA is unsuccessful, the future of Sterling will be at stake.
Zinedine Zidane praised Raheem Sterling, but kept silent for him during a summer dip
The Real Madrid coach admires Sterling and his hope to sign him is encouraged
Sterling posed with a Madrid shirt for As after City got a Champions League ban
“I can’t talk about a player who isn’t mine,” Zidane said. “He is a very good player, there is no doubt about that.”
Real was already planning to pay £ 180 million for the English star before the shock news broke out last week The sun, and the ban would be a huge boost to their hope of landing the Englishman.
City could be raided in the summer, but both Sterling and Pep Guardiola have calmed the fears of fans and insist that they intend to remain loyal on the Etihad side.
The city will have to stay outside the European competition for two seasons if their ban is enforced
The Englishman will be the target of many European top clubs in the summer
“I’m in City right now and I’m really happy,” he said AS.
“But I say that Real Madrid is a fantastic club, when you see the white shirt, you know exactly what the club stands for, it’s huge. But at the same time I now have a contract with City and I have to respect this. But it’s a fantastic club. “
The La Liga leaders will take a closer look on Wednesday, with the sides facing each other in a monumental Champions League clash on the Bernabeu.
Sterling as returned to training and could be ready for Real Madrid on Wednesday
Sterling is only 25 years old and still under a three-year contract with City.
He has been sidelined since Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat at the start of February, but returns to training and will compete for the next two games against Leicester and Madrid if he can prove his condition.
After a sensational season that has promoted City to the league title, Sterling has already contributed 11 goals this time and his return will be a relief for Guardiola.