Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the club ‘seem unlikely’ to sanction a move for Raheem Sterling in January, despite his contract stand-off.
The England international has struggled to hold a key role in Pep Guardiola’s plans so far this season, and has only started six of his 15 appearances in all competitions.
Phil Foden’s development and the £100million arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa has only further fuelled the belief that the 26-year-old will leave.
Sterling is reportedly frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities at the Etihad Stadium this season and is keen to ply his trade elsewhere, with Barcelona poised to make the deal happen.
With Sterling set to have just one year remaining on his contract come the summer, speculation around Sterling’s future has already begun to swirl with a handful of reports even indicating that the winger is open to the idea of moving to the Camp Nou.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reported this week that the Blues will be willing to let the former Liverpool attacker leave but only if they sign a replacement first.
This comes as City are aware of his strengths and allowing him to depart without a replacement would see them ‘lose quality’ with that they want to keep the standards at the club high.
However, according to The Sun, Barcelona are determine to sign Sterling and have plan a January ‘fire sale’ to fund a move for the winger, with Xavi a huge fan and would love to sign him in 2022.
But Manchester City ‘seem unlikely’ as per the report to sanction a move for Sterling in January, with Pep Guardiola’s side still hoping the 26-year-old will commit to a new contract.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts and opinions.
This isn’t news. The club has always wanted him to sign a new deal, they were convinced he’d do it in the summer but he didn’t. The club’s stance is irrelevant if Raz doesn’t fancy it. https://t.co/FrRwsx8fBF
— Joe Butterfield (@joebutters) November 17, 2021
does he? he’s been clutch for us for about 3/4 years but he’s not been good for a while now, he needs to fight for his position
— mcfcok (@yeye93514791) November 17, 2021
Hopefully he does
— EMPTY STADIUM FC 🏆🏆 (@MCFCYoungboy) November 17, 2021
Sterling deserves a game time a new contract Barca isn’t even attractive club anymore sterling is staying if ur true city fan u support sterling till the end
— Stark (@Stark03865875) November 18, 2021
if he continues to want the same wages as kdb he’s dreaming
— Sa8 (@Sa8_City) November 17, 2021