Raheem Sterling contract extension at Manchester City, could be delayed

Raheem Sterling-Manchester City

Manchester City are hoping to tie down Raheem Sterling to a new contract at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Manchester club and he is no longer an automatic starter for Pep Guardiola.

The player has been linked with a move away from the Premier League club this summer and it will be interesting to see if Manchester City can convince him to stay at Etihad beyond this summer.

Sterling is still a top-class player when on form and it will be interesting to see if he can regain his starting berth next season. He has 10 goals and 7 assists to his name in the Premier League this season.

The England international has two years left on his current deal and the Premier League side are hoping to agree on an extension soon.

Apparently, the winger is set to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad next week and that could delay contract talks with Manchester City. 

Recently, Guardiola revealed why the player has fallen down the pecking order: “Raheem is an extraordinary player. The reason he is not playing as regularly is that Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden are in top form but the opportunities are going to come and he has to be ready.”