Atletico Madrid to target Raheem Sterling this summer as England ace’s minutes fall under Guardiola

Atletico to offer Sterling escape

Raheem Sterling’s Manchester City future has been thrust into the spotlight of late.

According to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Atletico Madrid want to move for Sterling considering the lack of minutes under Guardiola the former Liverpool man is earning.

Guardiola has been favouring the likes of Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez in addition to Bernardo Silva to the 26-year-old. Ferran Torres’ arrival has furthered the congestion of positions and Guardiola may look to strengthen even more this summer.

Atletico Madrid to target Raheem Sterling this summer as England ace’s minutes fall under Guardiola

Manchester City’s English midfielder Phil Foden (R) walks off the pitch with Dortmund’s Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland after the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on April 6, 2021. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid could claim the La Liga title this season making themselves an attractive prospect to some of Europe’s top talents.

A meagre exit to Chelsea in the Champions League was far from the norm which Diego Simeone has instilled during his tenure.

Guardiola says City not the right place to ‘always play’

Guardiola was asked about Sterling’s lack of regular minutes and was bullish in his response.

“Eight players didn’t play in Paris and they were sad. Happy for the team but they were sad for not playing,” said Guardiola after the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in which Sterling started.

Atletico Madrid to target Raheem Sterling this summer as England ace’s minutes fall under Guardiola

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 14: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates victory with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“Imagine you want to do your job but a guy tells you that you can’t.

“The best way to answer me, prove me wrong and feel guilty, is on the grass. Today they did it.

“Raheem responded like he responded in the Carabao Cup final and Laporte was outstanding,” said Guardiola.

“I rotate the players a lot. When one guy wants to always play it’s not the right place to be.”

If Sterling wants to play week-in week-out then City, as Guardiola says, may not be the right place to be.

Atletico Madrid will surely be able to offer the England international that, it will be up to Sterling if he wants to take it. The Spanish coach though seems more than happy to open the door to those that wish to leave.

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