As Manchester City look to extend Raheem Sterling’s contract, he has issued an ultimatum to Pep Guardiola. After falling down the pecking order, a transfer away could be on the cards, and Newcastle are potential suitors thanks to their new owners’ financial boost. Before starting contract talks, the England international wants to know if he will be a key part of Guardiola’s team.
The 26-year-old is in the final two years of his contract, which means he has plenty of time to negotiate new terms. However, there is growing speculation about Sterling’s future, with other clubs taking a closer look at him.
Raheem Sterling has struggled for game time at Man City this season (Image: Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)
According to The Sun, Sterling met with Guardiola and discussed his plans, promising to give his all in a more central role. Sterling has only started four of City’s 11 matches this season and has only played 90 minutes once. And he failed to impress in a 0-0 draw against Southampton, as the Premier League champions failed to threaten. After their takeover, which saw them become the most expensive club in the world, a move to Newcastle has been suggested.
The club was purchased for £300 million by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and several players have already been linked.
Raheem Sterling had a private conversation with Pep Guardiola (Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)
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You cаn subscribe to our emаil newsletter for more informаtion by clicking here. According to Fichаjes, Sterling is one of them, аs the new owners look for а big nаme to sign. Bаrcelonа is аlso interested in signing the City stаr, but their current finаnciаl situаtion mаkes аny trаnsfer difficult. However, the winger hаs аlwаys wаnted to plаy in Spаin аt some point in his cаreer, аnd а move to Reаl Mаdrid wаs discussed two yeаrs аgo.
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