Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the club is preparing to step up contract talks with Raheem Sterling amid the uncertainty surrounding the England international’s future.
Barcelona continue to be strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old, who only has little over 18 months left to run on his current deal with the Premier League champions.
The England international has struggled to hold a key role in Pep Guardiola’s plans so far this season, and has only started eight of his 17 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.
According to Mike McGrath at the Telegraph, Manchester City are to step up their efforts in securing Raheem Sterling to a long-term contract amid links with Barcelona.
The report claims Pep Guardiola’s side are going to reject any approaches for the 26-year-old in January whilst negotiations are still ongoing.
Sterling has made 309 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side since arriving from Liverpool in July 2015, contributing 118 goals and 88 assists in the process.
The Englishman scored his fourth club goal of the season in Man City’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and City Chief, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts and opinions.
YESSSSSS— zee 🥷🏽 (@zeesh_cr) November 25, 2021
Good he’s playing good— Anonymous (@Anonymous584238) November 25, 2021
Lovely news!— Rabin (@city_rabin) November 25, 2021
Let’s goooooo WWWW— IIM 10 (@IIM9320) November 25, 2021
Finally…we can’t let him go…he had his ups nod down…we need wingers…plus his pace is useful…only needs support..which pep will do it again with him…— Rohit Bharara (@rohbharara) November 25, 2021
Hes been showing that he’s still the same player from years ago, sign the contract @sterling7 💙— 17 (@DeBruyneProp) November 25, 2021
he’s been playing better recently he’s slowly but surely gaining form— zee 🥷🏽 (@zeesh_cr) November 25, 2021
good, he’s coming back mark my words— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) November 25, 2021
Redemption season pic.twitter.com/8kL7AWgxaq— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) November 25, 2021