Raheem Sterling has admitted that he was unhappy with his game time with Manchester City at the end of the season. Sterling was often on the bench as the 2020/21 campaign reached its conclusion and his comments will spark fresh rumours over his future at Man City, with Arsenal previously linked with him.
Sterling has usually been a key player for Pep Guardiola, but found himself on the bench for big games like Champions League quarter-final and semi-final ties last season.
Although the 26-year-old did start in the Champions League final against Chelsea last month, his position is now under greater threat at City.
The England forward contributed 14 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances across all competitions for City last season.
Sterling scored 20 goals in the Premier League alone in 2019/20 and there have been some suggestions that the club could be open to bids this summer.
He has now added some fuel to those flames by opening up on his disappointment at his club situation in the last campaign.
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While he is currently focused on England’s Group D match against the Czech Republic on Tuesday, he will also have one eye on his club future.
The Sun reported recently that Arsenal are the most likely destination if Sterling does depart City, with the Gunners willing to pay his £300,000-per-week wages.
Arsenal are known to be in the market for new players this summer following a disappointing 2020/21 campaign, but it remains to be seen if they could land someone of Sterling’s calibre.
The forward has two years left on his City contract and could still commit to the Premier League champions.
The Telegraph have reported that City are ready to open contract talks following the conclusion of Euro 2020 and intend to discuss a new ‘long-term’ deal with his representatives.