Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the club are preparing for life without Raheem Sterling after making their compensatory demands public for the England international.
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.
The 26-year-old, who was an unused substitute in the Manchester derby against Manchester United on Saturday, has only managed two goals and two assists for the English champions this term.
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 Metro journalist Sean Kearns via club sources, Man City had been keen to tie Sterling down to a new long-term deal but those negotiations have now been shelved, with both parties unwilling to commit at this moment in time
The report claims the reigning premier league champions values Sterling in the region of £45m-£50m and are open to the player departing the club.
The report adds that Man City will continue a dialogue with Sterling’s representatives to cover every possibility but will use Leroy Sane’s sale as a guideline in their valuation.
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.
£45m are you having a laugh😂😂
— Paul (@Vizehh_) November 11, 2021
That’s shockingly low
— Favour 🤍 (@XFavourrr) November 11, 2021
Ridiculous valuation. He’s not going anywhere I hope.
— eileen mayall (@aveagudun) November 11, 2021
What he’s like 80M why give him away soo cheap to Barca pep 🤷🏽♂️ that’s the only reason he’s cheap
— Mo Ali 🧬 (@PrinceA51800613) November 11, 2021
We are the worst selling club in the world
— Baldiola (@TeacherOfBall) November 11, 2021
Terrible decision. Sterling is and has been a top player for us last few years. People forget he is only 26. He will be world class at the age of 29/30. Must keep him.
— Elliot Cooper-Kemp (@ElliotCEEKS) November 11, 2021
We’re so finished. We also valued Bernardo at 43m and look how that turned out. Been our best player this season https://t.co/HdZ0Jc9Zqj
— sᴏᴜғ 🇨🇦🇮🇷🇮🇹 (@GoatedVision) November 11, 2021