Raheem Sterling has reportedly set a key condition for signing a new contract with Manchester City as Barcelona consider a potential transfer deal.
The England international has struggled for playing time in Pep Guardiola’s side in recent times, and one imagines he could get the chance to feature more regularly with a number of other top clubs around Europe.
Sterling has been a star performer for City for many years, and also showed his quality with his Euro 2020 performances for England in the summer.
Still, his City future now looks in some doubt as the Sun report that he wants assurances over being a key part of Guardiola’s plans before signing a new deal at the Etihad Stadium.
The report adds that Barcelona are monitoring Sterling’s situation, and it could be hard for the 26-year-old to turn down an offer from the Nou Camp.
Sterling would surely play more often in this struggling Barca side, who could do with adding a top forward after the blow of losing Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
City fans will surely be rooting for Sterling to stay at the club after his immense contribution to their recent success, and it does seem puzzling that this saga has been allowed to drag on as it has.