Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern will have been enjoying themselves this season, having been considered one of the best teams in Europe under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, and one player who has benefitted most from it could be set to open contract discussions.
Raheem Sterling has grown into a complete player under the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss and has become a key man in the starting XI.
He has netted 20 times for the Citizens, whilst also adding a further 11 assists in all competitions this year, as City look to complete a Premier League, Champions League and League Cup treble, and now his efforts appear to be rewarded with a new deal, according to sources close to ESPN FC.
Sterling arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Liverpool in 2015 for a fee believed to be up to £49million, which drew some scepticism, however, his form for club and country have appeared to have justified that now.
Sources have stated that talks about a new deal had been planned for some time and they are set to be formally opened before the end of the current campaign, despite being under contract until 2020.
Manchester City fans in the Tavern will be delighted with the news that the club is trying to tie down another important player to a new long-term deal after Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi all signed new contracts earlier in the season.
As you can imagine, after the campaign he’s had thus far, our resident Sky Blues would love to see him stick around in the long-term.
Man City fans, what do you make of Sterling entering contract talks to remain at the Etihad for longer? Let us know below!
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