Raheem Sterling set to hold talks with Manchester City after Euro to clear up uncertain future after tough season – with club ready to file extra time to avoid letting him go for free
Raheem Sterling is expected to discuss his future with Manchester City after the European Championships.
The England star scored his first goal in a major tournament on Sunday, marking the winner of the euphoric victory over Croatia at Wembley.
Sterling’s future at City is uncertain after a difficult season at the Etihad Stadium in which he lost his first-team spot under Pep Guardiola.
Raheem Sterling set to speak to Manchester City about his future at the end of the Euro
His future at City is expected to gain momentum before next season.
He has entered the final two years of his contract with the Premier League champions with City eager to clarify his long-term plans.
It is understood that the club are willing to offer him an extension of his current salary of £ 300,000 per week – but if a new deal is not workable City will have no choice but to consider leaving him leave the club.
It would avoid the prospect of letting a player – who in a normal market is worth £ 100million – complete his contract and leave for free.
Sterling had a tough season and lost his place as the first team holder under Pep Guardiola
England hero Sterling scored the winner against Croatia to seal the winning start of the Three Lions
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona both have long-standing interests in Sterling – but there is doubt about their financial position after Covid.
Another potential option would be for City to use Sterling as a potential weight in future inbound transfers.
Indeed, the possibility of City using Sterling in an attempt to land Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been reported.
More Sportsmail understands that Sterling would likely reject any attempt by City to use it as a partial exchange element in any future deal.