Real Madrid are keen on signing Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling in the future, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has been a revelation for the Etihad side since his switch from Liverpool in 2015, helping the club win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups.
Since Pep Guardiola took over in 2016, the England international’s performances have gone from strength to strength and he has scored over 20 goals in each of the last two seasons.
However, The Athletic report that the Cityzens could face a battle to keep hold of the attacker in the future as they claim Real Madrid have their eye on a future swoop.
It’s thought that Los Blancos’ general director, Jose Angel Sanchez, invited Sterling’s representatives for talks over the summer.
However, the Spanish giants are not planning to purchase the ex-Liverpool man before the 2019/20 season but are interested in laying the foundations for a deal at a later date.
Despite spending around £275million on new players in the summer, Madrid are still keen to rebuild their squad, something which has been further highlighted since the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.
And Sterling, who has made 53 appearances for the Three Lions, would no doubt improve any club team in the world at this moment in time.