Raheem Sterling set to hold talks with Manchester City after the Euros to clear up his uncertain future following a tough season – with club prepared to table an extension to avoid letting him leave for free
Raheem Sterling is set to discuss his future with Manchester City after the European Championships.
The England star notched his first major tournament goal on Sunday, scoring the winner in the euphoric win over Croatia at Wembley.
Sterling’s future at City is under a degree of uncertainty following a difficult season at the Etihad Stadium in which he lost his place as a first-team regular under Pep Guardiola.
Raheem Sterling is set to hold talks with Manchester City over his future at the end of the Euros
His future at City is set to come to a head ahead of next season.
He has entered the final two years of his deal with the Premier League champions with City eager to clarify his long-term plans.
It is understood the club are open to offering him an extension on his current £300,000 per week wages – but if a new deal is not achievable City will have no option but to consider letting him leave the club.
This would avoid the prospect of letting a player – who in a normal market is worth £100million – running down his contract and leaving on a free.
Sterling endured a difficult season and lost his spot as a first-team regular under Pep Guardiola
England hero Sterling netted the winner against Croatia to seal the Three Lions’ winning start
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona both have long-standing interests in Sterling – but there is doubt over their financial situations post-Covid.
Another potential option would be for City to use Sterling as a potential makeweight in any future transfer incomings.
Indeed, the possibility of City using Sterling in an effort to land Harry Kane from Tottenham has been reported.
But Sportsmail understands Sterling would likely reject any attempts by City to use him as a part-exchange element in any future deal.