Real Madrid will be lining up moves for Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
That’s according to Premier League legend Alan Shearer, who reckons the Manchester City superstars will be firmly on Real’s wishlist.
The Premier League heavyweights are facing a two-season ban from the Champions League after failing to comply with financial fair play rules.
City’s woes has led to speculation that a player exodus could be on the cards.
Sterling hinted that he’d welcome a move to Real during an interview with a Spanish publication last week.
And with City and Los Blancos set to battle it out for supremacy in Europe’s elite competition on Wednesday, both Sterling and De Bruyne will have a chance to impress.
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“It certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise if they were interested in signing him,” Shearer told The Sun .
“Sterling wouldn’t look out of place in their team – despite the stellar names Zinedine Zidane can call upon.
“His game under Pep Guardiola has gone to another level in the past couple of years.
“He’s added more goals and assists, while his all-round positional play is superb.
“Don’t forget he’s still only 25, so he should have his best years ahead of him.
“I don’t see the Champions League tie as an audition – he will want to put on a show regardless to help City into the quarter-finals.
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“Yet you don’t need to be a genius to work out the impact of City being banned from Europe for two years if they fail with their appeal.
“Whether it is Sterling or another star like Kevin De Bruyne, it doesn’t matter what they may claim – they will want to be playing in Europe. Rival clubs will know that, too.”
City edged past Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
De Bruyne featured in the 1-0 win but Sterling was rested for the crunch Real clash.
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