Man City star Raheem Sterling  told what he must consider before making Real Madrid move

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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling must consider everything that comes with playing for Real Madrid before making a potential move, according to David James.

Sterling is often rotated by manager Pep Guardiola and his game time could reduce further following the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez this summer.

European and Spanish champions Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Sterling after missing out on Kylian Mbappe.

Speaking to GGRecon (quotes via Metro), James said: “The easy answer is, stay at Man City!

“First of all you’re going to have an opportunity to win trophies. He gets the game time, as I say, with the rotation, Raheem’s one of those 24, 25 league appearance players.

“You’re going to get enough regular time in a successful side. It’s going to be a little bit congested before the World Cup but within that you’re going to get enough game time, and enough rest I would argue, to be fresher for a World Cup.

“The Real Madrid one, I don’t know Raheem personally so the answer could quite easily be yes, with regards to his personality and what Real Madrid requires.

“But the one thing we’ve seen and a lot of the conversation from Paris has been about what a Real Madrid player is, and it’s not just someone who’s skilful who can score a few goals.

“You basically have to commit yourself to a football club, and everything is beyond the pitch. If you’re not that kind of player, you’re not going to work at Real Madrid.

“Is Raheem capable of committing and basing himself to being Real Madrid, rather than just playing for the club? If that’s the case, and I like to think the answer is yes, then, go and do it.

“We talk about big clubs in the world but Real Madrid are up there with the biggest. A lot of people were saying that Real Madrid is the ultimate football club to play for.

“I know there’s the arguments for Manchester United and Liverpool, but there just seems to be something about Real Madrid that is just slightly different.”