The Gunners might have to sell 5 players to raise finances for Sterling, Arsenal are open for a move from Manchester City.
Raheem Sterling, the Manchester City winger, has confessed he is “open” to exploring a new challenge abroad.
If his game time does not improve, Sterling will have to leave his respective team. We took a look at 5 players that the Gunners could sell to raise finances for Sterling who is valued at £81 million.
Matteo Guendouzi (£19.8 million)
Matteo Guendouzi joined Arsenal as a promising young midfielder and was a regular under Unai Emery.
However, he swiftly fell out of favor under Mikel Arteta. He is now on his second loan transfer in two years, this time to Marseille.
- If the French club does not exercise their option to buy him at the end of the season, Arsenal will most likely sell to another contender.
Although £19.8 million is a hefty assessment, Arsenal will want to earn a large return on the £8 million they paid Lorient for the 22-year-old.
Hector Bellerin (£18 million)
Real Betis do not have a purchase option on Hector Bellerin. But, Arsenal should attempt to move him permanently when he returns at the end of the season
Takehiro Tomiyasu has impressed since signing from Bologna this summer. Certainly, Arteta sees him as the club’s future right-back.
If Bellerin can find his best form in Spain, Arsenal could get a good price for him next year.
Lucas Torreira (£16.2 million)
Lucas Torreira is now on loan after sliding down the pecking order under Arteta, like Guendouzi.
Fiorentina have the option to buy him for roughly £12 million at the end of the season. This may be a nice cash injection to assist fund a deal for Sterling.
Arsenal could expect a greater amount for him if he has a strong season in Italy, despite the fact that he is still only 25 years old.
However, Fiorentina has an enticing clause in his contract, and every little bit helps…
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (14.4 million pounds)
In the summer, Ainsley Maitland-Niles attempted to push a move away from Arsenal, with Everton expressing serious interest.
Mikel Arteta enticed him to stay at Emirates Stadium by guaranteeing him game time this season. But, he has only played 122 minutes of Premier League football so far.
Arsenal might let Maitland-Niles depart in January or next summer when his contract expires in 2023.
Eddie Nketiah (£10.8 million)
Eddie Nketiah is now 22 years old and will need regular football to keep his development on track.
He has only made one appearance for Arsenal this season, scoring against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.
Nketiah will surely have suitors and might leave the club as early as January, freeing up an offensive space in Arteta’s squad.