Raheem Sterling will have a ‘queue of clubs’ interested in signing him this summer amid speculation Manchester City are prepared to sell the England forward.
Recent reports have indicated Sterling could be sold to fund a transfer war chest for City boss Pep Guardiola.
And former Man City winger Trevor Sinclair believes all the signs point towards Sterling moving on in the close season.
“I might be wrong, but reading between the lines and the media that’s being released, I think they’d be prepared to let him go,” Sinclair explained on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I think there’s a potential move for Raheem this summer.
“You look at the individual; there are a few little rumours coming out that Man City are prepared to listen to offers.
“You look at the way he’s played during his time at Man City and he has been superb.”
Such is the regard Sinclair holds Sterling in, he believes he’ll have no shortage of interested suitors – despite a recent lapse in form.
He added: “I think they’ll be a queue of clubs wanting to sign him, not on the last three or four months of form but on his previous nine years of performances.
“He’s not had any real injury problems. I look at him and he doesn’t look excited; he looks anxious about being out there.
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“He’s proved to all the fans he’s a top player, so I think he needs a fresh challenge and I think it would coincide with the club’s model.”
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal have all being credited as holding an interest in Sterling, who has won three Premier League titles in six years at the Etihad since arriving from Liverpool.
But the 26-year-old has fallen out of favour under Guardiola in recent times, with Phil Foden taking his place in the starting XI, fuelling speculation he could be on his way this summer.