Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign Raheem Sterling in the summer, with Arsenal also in the hunt for the Manchester City forward.
According to The Gooner Talk and CBS’s Ben Jacobs, Tottenham may have left Arsenal behind in the pursuit of Raheem Sterling. The Manchester City forward is a target for the two north London clubs in the summer, with the English international keen to explore a new challenge. And Spurs’ expected project is likely to trump the one evolving at the Emirates.
Raheem Sterling could be one of the big-name stars likely to move clubs this summer. The Manchester City forward is coming to the end of his cycle at the club and will have a year left on his deal when the season ends. Many clubs are keeping tabs on the English international’s situation, with Arsenal and Tottenham coming across as big contenders.
Sterling is also prepared to leave on a free transfer in 2023, but Manchester City will be hoping to sell him in the next window to recoup significant transfer fees. It has alerted the north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham, who could make a move for the 27-year-old forward.
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Sterling as Mikel Arteta would like to reunite with the forward after working with him during his days at Manchester City. The Gunners are in the market for a wide forward as they look for a new goal threat ahead of the 2022/23 season.
However, according to Ben Jacobs, Tottenham’s project could be more enticing for Sterling’s future. The forward is reportedly attracted to Antonio Conte’s idea of playing him in a specific style. The 27-year-old Manchester City forward reportedly feels Arteta’s system could be similar to Guardiola’s, and it may not represent a new challenge for him.
Hence, Jacobs believes Tottenham could be ahead of Arsenal in the chase for the English international. Spurs fans will be excited dreaming of a forward line consisting of Sterling, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min next season, although there is plenty of work to be done before it materialises.
Arsenal are not likely to give up on the pursuit, as they will be focused on transfers once the season concludes. There is still plenty at stake for both clubs, who will meet in the North London Derby on Thursday night, which may determine who finishes in the fourth spot.