It was only recent that Raheem Sterling was struggling to regain his lost place in the Manchester City XI. Perhaps, the month of December was the turning point for the Englishman in a relatively difficult season that he has had to endure under Pep Guardiola.
The arrival of Jack Grealish for £100 million meant that Sterling was further pushed down the pecking order, despite him being England’s best player in Euro 2020, before the start of this season.
While Grealish has found it tough to get going, Sterling has found his feet at Manchester City, once again.
Since the start of the second half of the last season, the former Liverpool man has been in and out of the City XI but in these last two months, Pep has struggled to look past him. Sterling also won the Player of the Month for December and has not looked back since.
In his last 8 appearances for the Cityzens, Sterling has managed to score five goals with all five of them coming in December. This has taken his G/A for the ongoing term to 8 from 19 Premier League appearances.
As per a report from James Ducker from Telegraph, Manchester City and Raheem Sterling will soon enter the negotiation room to discuss a new contract for the 27-year-old.
Ducker understands that City are planning to start talks with Sterling over a new contract soon and want to address the matter before the end of this season.
It has been further revealed that both the parties are ‘fairly confident’ about reaching an agreement with the player said to be ‘keeping his head down’ and focusing on maintaining his form.
This past summer, Sterling was heavily linked with a move away from Manchester City with Barcelona and Real Madrid said to be interested in signing him. In fact, in November, Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany was in Manchester City to discuss a possible deal involving Sterling but ended up negotiating a permanent move for Ferran Torres.
With his current contract said to run off at the end of next season, City want to renew him, possibly for the next five seasons. Having said that, the player also publicly stated that he would be open to a move abroad, in search of regular minutes.
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