Manchester City are on the cusp of potentially securing their fourth Premier League title in five years if they manage to win their two remaining games this season.
With 36 games played, the Citizens have won 28, drawn five and lost three, scored 94 goals and conceded just 22.
Looking beyond the end of the current campaign, it looks like the summer could be an important behind-the-scenes time for the future of one prominent City figure in particular.
What’s the news?
According to a recent tweet from journalist David Ornstein, who shares a similar report from The Athletic, Raheem Sterling will discuss his future at the Etihad Stadium in June after the UEFA Nations League matches at the Etihad Stadium.
Ornstein added that a new deal for the winger is possible, but only if he will be central to City’s future plans. He signed by saying that if the England winger does eventually leave the Etihad, he expects to play for one of Europe’s most decorated clubs and not Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.
Should City Sterling offer a new contract?
Pep might be sweating
City signed Sterling back in 2015 from fellow Premier League side Liverpool in a deal worth a reported £49 million.
Since then, the forward – whose current deal expires in the summer of 2023 – has played 338 appearances for the Citizens in all competitions. During that time, he scored 131 goals, provided 94 assists and won numerous domestic trophies.
With 29 league appearances to his name this season, the 27-year-old has found the net 13 times and provided five assists, leaving only Kevin De Bruyne more goals in City’s squad.
Taking all this into consideration, and with Guardiola sharing his admiration for the winger and what he’s done at the club, it’s safe to say the Englishman has been a key figure for the Cityzens during their period of domestic dominance.
In terms of what Ornstein had to say about Sterling’s future, it could make the City manager sweat over the possibility of seeing the 27-year-old leave the club.
The hierarchy at Manchester City should do everything they can to convince the former Liverpool star to pledge his future to the Manchester club and continue to help them succeed, adding more goals and assists to his tally .
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