Manchester City are on their way to their fourth Premier League title. The Cityzens have put on an impressive title defense and are now 12 points clear at the top of the table. Liverpool are on 51 points, having played 2 games less.
Raheem Sterling has been the go-to man for Pep Guardiola in the last two months. The Englishman could not break into the XI at the start of the season, despite being England’s best performer in the Euro 2020. Having said that, the former Liverpool man has made a solid comeback, scoring 6 goals in his last 7 games while assisting once.
Sterling’s future though, remains unclear. The 27-year-old’s future remains unclear with his contract set to expire in 2023. He has not yet put pen to paper to a new extension but City are said to be looking to keep him at the club.
The winger was also linked with a move to Barcelona this past summer and until November, before the Catalan giants decided to move for Ferran Torres.
The same can be said for Gabriel Jesus as well, who has been tipped to move abroad. The Brazilian has made 19 appearances this season and has scored only twice but has managed to assist 7 times. He has been deployed as a wide man by Pep Guardiola, rather than a striker.
GIVEMESPORT understands that Manchester City will not stand in the way of the duo, should they decide to leave the club after this term.
With both Jesus and Sterling out of a contract next year, transfer insider Dean Jones has said to GIVEMESPORT that City are unlikely to stand in the way of the duo ‘should they decide to leave’.
"“From what I’ve heard from people around City, one issue that is interesting centres around Jesus and Sterling contract talks.“I think we are heading towards a time when a decision needs to be made over what’s happening next with both players. And as is almost always the case with City, they won’t force anyone to stay.”Source: GMS"
The source also understands that Jesus and Sterling both, are worth £130 million, combined (via Transfermrkt). The former is valued at £54 million while the latter at £76.5 million.
City surely do have an interesting decision to make when it comes to the duo, who have made 470 appearances for the Sky Blues in the Premier League alone.
This summer will be the key for the defending Premier League champions who are expected to go all-out for Erling Haaland next summer.