Zinedine Zidane has admitted Real Madrid are monitoring Raheem Sterling’s situation at LIverpool as talk increases about the winger leaving the club in the summer.
The 20-year-old risked the wrath of Reds fans last week when he revealed in an interview with the BBC that he had rejected a 120,000 euro per week deal at the club, and was flattered by the interest of other big names in Europe.
The likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Cheslea were already though to be watching the situation develop, but now it seems they have been joined by Real Madrid – who are always on the lookout for Europe’s top talent.
In quotes published by the Guardian, Zidane, now in charge of the Real Madrid Castiila side, said: “We know who Raheem Sterling is, and of course we are monitoring him as a player.
“There are very few players in the world who can improve the Real Madrid squad, so it is going to make sense we monitor the progress of the best young players in the world. We monitored Bale for over a year, the same with Isco and also Varane.
“We monitor many of the best young players in Europe, then if we feel they have something to offer Real Madrid we will contact their club and try and make the next step.”