"Man City have discussed…": Romano drops exciting summer update, Pep will be buzzing – opinion
Even though Pep Guardiola’s side have some big games left to play, it seems as though a clue has emerged over one potential behind the scenes deal that the club will look to secure in the coming months.
What’s the news?
Journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently took to his Twitter page to share an update regarding the future of City winger Raheem Sterling and the possibility of him signing a new contract with the club.
He said: “Man City have discussed with Sterling on [a] potential new deal.”
The Manchester club signed the winger back in the 2015 summer transfer window from Liverpool in a deal worth a reported fee of £49m.
Since then, the Englishman has gone on to make a total of 333 appearances for the club across all competitions prior to their first-leg semi-final clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Guardiola will be delighted
In those games, the 27-year-old has fired in 128 goals and provided 93 assists, winning numerous trophies in the process.
His current contract at the Etihad Stadium is set to expire in the summer of 2023 and thus, penning him down to new terms will surely leave Guardiola elated.
With ten league goals under his belt this season, only Kevin De Bruyne (11) and Riyad Mahrez (11) have found the net on more occasions, showing how important the England international can be for the team.
To further highlight how much of an attacking threat the winger has been in this campaign, he has the highest percentage for shots on target out of any other City player to have more than seven attempts at goal.
Also, only four other players have racked up more shot-creating actions than the former Liverpool ace who has 74 to his name, which is more than the likes of Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus among others.
Taking all of this into account, if the club were able to tie Sterling down with a new contract, this would surely delight Guardiola, who has shared his praise and admiration for the attacker in the past.
Source: Football – Football Fan Cast