Raheem Sterling has had one of Manchester City’s best signings since his infamous takeover in 2008 but his time at the club could come to an end, as the Englishman is ready to end his contract and leave on a free transfer after that. public.
This is according to football insidewho reported that the 27-year-old failed to agree to the terms of a new deal to replace his existing deal, which expires in the summer of 2023.
It is believed that Sterling is in no hurry to decide his future and is happy to remain at the Etihad Stadium next season without signing an extension.
Initial talks have been held over a new City deal, but an agreement is not believed to be close and the England player believes he can secure a move to the elite club when the time comes.
One of the clubs said to have been interested in the 27-year-old is Spanish giants Barcelona. 90 minutes It was reported last month that the Catalans were still interested in the winger after choosing Ferran Torres in January instead.
The La Liga side is still struggling financially, therefore, signing the English player for free in 2023 could be beneficial for both parties.
Sterling has been fantastic for City over the years and has been part of Citizen’s clubs that have won three Premier League titles, five League Cups and an FA Cup.
City struck a big deal with Jack Grealish last summer and the former Aston Villa player is expected to take over the left winger from next season onwards, which will cut back on Sterling’s minutes – something that was evident at the start of this season.
Next summer will be the time for the 27-year-old to move on and take his talents to a club that needs him most.