Fabrizio Romano provides an update on Raheem Sterling contract situation

Raheem Sterling has hit the headlines as the Englishman has hit top form in the Euro 2020. The 26-year-old has been absolutely pivotal in England reaching their first major final in 55 years. Having said that, the former Liverpool man also managed to shun his critics in the process.

This surely erases any doubts about Sterling’s ability and potential but what his performances have done is raise a few eyebrows over his future at the Etihad Stadium. The Englishman fell down the pecking order at City leading up to the end of the season. In fact, it was understood that he had a fall out with City boss Pep Guardiola.

Back in February Sterling was said to be extremely close to being offered a new contract by the Premier League champions as his current contract runs out in two years post which he would be able to leave the Sky Blues for free.

Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano speaking on his Here We Go podcast spoke about the Sterling situation at City.

Romano remarked that Sterling is not interested in any swap deals as he was offered as a part of the cash plus player offer made by City to Spurs for Harry Kane. Sterling has got two years left in his current contract and Romano believes that City are close to offering him a new contract post-Euro 2020.

In the last few months, the 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona. While Real Madrid could very well make an offer for Sterling, the same cannot be said for Barcelona as the Blaugrana’s financial situation just went from bad to worse, with the former La Liga champions’ wage bill being way over the salary cap set by La Liga by a massive margin of £170 million.

“Now they are considering to extend his contract, they’ve been thinking about it since February and I think if Sterling will stay this summer, Manchester City will work on a new contract for him.”

“He was one of the players that was potentially included in the Harry Kane deal with Tottenham, but Sterling has no intention of being part of any swap deal or this kind of negotiation. At the moment the situation is still quiet.”

Source: ‘Here We Go’ podcast

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