Manchester City are keen to hand Raheem Sterling another contract extension, just 12 months after his last renewal at the Etihad Stadium, according to an exclusive report from the Metro.
It is also understood, according to the report, that Manchester City value Sterling at around £200m and the club ‘want to avoid a repeat of last time’ where his representatives let his deal to run down into its final 18 months.
Since his last renewal, Sterling has admitted that he dreams of playing abroad one day, and Manchester City themselves accept that he is likely to seek a move to Spain at some point during his career. However, it is evident that the hierarchy at the club want Sterling to commit the peak of his career to the Etihad Stadium.
In July 2019, as relayed by Metro Sport in their exclusive, Sterling admitted that it is ‘a dream’ of his to one day play abroad:
“Ever since I was a kid, 100 per cent it’s always been a dream of mine to play abroad somewhere. It would be nice one day to finish training and go home and sit in your garden and eat some dinner. I would need to see where it’s minimum 17C or 18C constantly.“
Metro Sport understand that Manchester City will be looking to sit down with the forward’s representatives in the New Year to discuss an extension. The club feel it is essential to reward players for their performances, hence the new deals handed to Aymeric Laporte and Ederson, and renewing Sterling’s deal based on this is imperative.
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