Manchester City would be open to selling Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte for a total of £100m this summer, according to reports in England.
The Citizens are keen to raise funds to sign both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane, and it is believed the three players all face the chopping block. Multiple sources now say that Sterling and Laporte want to leave, while Mahrez is keen on staying but could be offloaded with just two years left on his contract.
Supporters on Twitter believe the trio are worth at least twice what has been quoted, and some can’t understand why they are being sold:
If this is true then Mahrez, Sterling and Laporte together should be worth 250+mil minimum
— Aswin Viswanathan (@CallMeAchu) June 11, 2021
Sterling Laporte and Mahrez.. that’s 200m+ plus right there.. Txiki and Khaldoon are not some jokers sitting there managing the biggest football group in the world!!
— Himalayan Bluemoon (@Bluemoon9320) June 11, 2021
Wtf..we are literally the worst club at selling players if we are a serious club we could get about 250M from all those players
— Michael (@Michaelmcfc20) June 11, 2021
Txiki needs to be sacked asap
— Eren Rejoyan ?? (@ItsErenCity) June 11, 2021
Why should we sell Mahrez??
Actually Mahrez took us to the UCL final
— Arash (@ArashDclover) June 11, 2021
100 million for 3 players ??? Let me sell Txiki nobody would even leave in the first place
— Sid (@slyyyysid) June 11, 2021
Yes we would be lucky to get 100m for them 3…. haha
— GX Blue (@GXBlue) June 11, 2021
Make that 200M+
— Nathan? (@DiasCEO) June 11, 2021
City can get at least 250 mio from those 3. And buy haaland when you have that much money, not old Kane.
— Welson (@WelsonLiong) June 11, 2021
It appears manager Pep Guardiola wants to freshen up his squad to ensure there is enough desire to win more trophies. The three players mentioned are not the only names who will be allowed to leave either, with Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy also said to be available for transfer.
In terms of who could be interested in the six names, Sterling and Mahrez have already been linked with Arsenal, while Laporte and Jesus are being eyed by Barcelona and Juventus respectively.