Raheem Sterling has had a bit of a problem time as of late with Manchester City recently.
The England winger, who recently scored the Three Lions’ opening Euro 2020 goal (and only goal) against Croatia, has been in and out of Pep Guardiola’s side throughout the season.
He did start in the UEFA Champions League, but was largely ineffective for the Citizens as they were beaten by Chelsea in Porto, however, despite the fact that many would have argued that he had a disappointing season for the Sky Blues, he did still end up finishing the campaign with a total of 14 goals, which may have had punters using their Max Free Bets on him to score being rather happy at times!
The 26-year-old’s future at the Etihad Stadium, though, has still come into doubt in recent weeks and months, as many reports have since seen him be linked with a potential move away as he could be used as a potential bargaining chip in a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s wantaway striker, Harry Kane.
However, Sterling is said not to be interested in being used in a move away from the team to potentially have a deal accepted and is prepared to hold talks over his Manchester City future at the conclusion of the UEFA 2020 European Championships.
He does still have two years left to run on his contract at the Premier League champions, although the club are thought to be ready to hold discussions with him regarding a potential new long-term contract.
Nonetheless, he appeared to hint at some frustration that he was currently having at City, as he responded to a question posed to him in an interview:
“There’s a lot of different reasons why I haven’t scored for my club and it’s totally irrelevant now. I’m here with England and I’m enjoying my football. That’s the most important thing. Have I justified my selection? I’m trying.
“I think one of the things about playing football and being in major tournaments for a long time now is knowing when to block the noise out. I just tried to focus and come into this tournament with a clear head. I know what I can bring to the team and it’s as simple as that.”
If he were to remain at the club, he could team up with the likes of Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, with both players said to be interesting the current Premier League champions, although any move will likely cost them an incredible amount of money and could prove rather difficult to conclude, regardless.