The Algerian’s future has been shrouded in uncertainty as he has only a year left on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium.
Negotiations have ‘progressed’ between the parties, and Guardiola ‘absolutely doesn’t want to part ways’ with the forward.
The length of the contract isn’t revealed beyond ‘short-term’, and there is still a need to find an agreement on the wages themselves.
However, ‘there is optimism’ that something will get done, according to sources ‘close to the English club’s board’.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
“Love to see it 💙.”
“Give him 2 to 3 years.”
“Only right to do so.”
“He’s literally our second best finisher.”
“I’ll be honest. I thought he’d be the one to leave first, not Sterling but I’m glad he’s staying a little while longer.
Proper baller 👌
Can’t wait to see the link up between him and Haaland 🤩”
“Glad Riyad is staying, him KDB and Bernardo are the only non systematic players left in this club.”