Raheem Sterling to sign Adidas deal that could see Real Madrid move. German manufacturer ready to hand the star a deal worth more than £10m a season.
Raheem Sterling’s prospective sponsorship deal with Adidas could “oil the wheels” of a transfer from Manchester City to LaLiga champions Real Madrid, says a report in the Times.
According to the UK newspaper, Sterling is in line to sign a big-money agreement with Adidas after his contract with Nike expires on 31 July.
The German manufacturer is ready to hand the star a deal worth more than £10m a season.
Adidas are thought to be “keen on the idea of Sterling playing for Real” – who are also sponsored by the sportswear giants – the Times explains.
The publication adds that the player is well aware of the role the firm played in David Beckham’s 2003 switch from Manchester United to the Spanish capital.
However, the report also notes that Sterling’s price tag would be a likely stumbling block to a move to the Bernabéu. Madrid are reluctant to spend big in the current financial climate.
The forward still has three years to run on his City contract and, according to Transfermarkt, is presently valued at just under 130 million euros.
Credit: AS English