Manchester City supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team win the Carabao Cup courtesy of a routine 3-0 success over Arsenal in the final at Wembley on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men got past West Brom, Wolves, Leicester City, and Chelsea to book their place in the showpiece, and they picked up their first trophy under the Spaniard with an easy victory over Arsene Wenger’s side at the national stadium. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, and David Silva sealed a third League Cup crown in five years for the Citizens, at the same time securing the first leg of a possible treble for the North West outfit this season.
Thus, there have been many delighted City fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Sun, which suggests that talks with Raheem Sterling over a new contract have been put on hold until the end of the season.
The 23-year-old has been in scintillating form for the Citizens this term in bagging 20 goals and laying on ten assists in just 36 appearances for Guardiola’s side, 15 goals and nine assists of which coming in the Premier League to help the club open up a 13-point lead at the summit.
As such, the England international reportedly wants a new and improved deal at the Etihad Stadium to reflect his importance to the side, yet recent reports suggest that the club aren’t seeking an agreement until the season is over.
Thus, Sterling will have to continue performing at a high level to prove his worth to the City hierarchy between now and the summer.
Landlord’s verdict: Raheem Sterling has enjoyed the best season of his career to date, netting 20 goals and laying on ten assists for Manchester City to play a key part in putting them in contention for an historic treble.
And the 23-year-old reportedly wants a new and improved contract to reflect his significance to Pep Guardiola’s team, although the Premier League champions-elect will reportedly wait until the end of the season to seek an agreement.
But were the England international to continue his fine form between now and the summer, he’d surely have a very strong case for a much-improved deal to pledge his future to the Citizens.
Man City fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!