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Manchester City and the potential replacements for Sterling

Manchester City, Six Sports

Raheem Sterling is linked with a move away from Manchester City this summer. Over the weekend, there have been rumours of Chelsea trying to make a bid for Sterling. The bid is supposed to be worth £35million

Sterling has just one more year left in his contract with Manchester City. Currently, it seems, that the Englishman is weighing all his options before making a long term commitment.

This article lists out a few replacements for the English International

Sterling’s main reason for transfer is his search for game time. He has got very little time with the Citizens this season and is looking to change that. In order to chage it, he is looking for a move away. But, Guardiolaa wants him to stay.

The former Liverpool winger has had a good run with City. He has scored 138 goals and won 10 major trophies with them. The 10 major trophies include 4 Premier League trophies. Despite not getting a Champions League trophy, Sterling has built himself a legacy at the Etihad.

Sterling’s departure could mean that City have to look for a potential replacement for the winger. Three names that could be on the club’s list are as follows.

Rafael Leão – AC Milan

Leao is a winger for the club AC Milan. He was electric for the team last season. Milan wants to keep him at all costs. In fact, keeping their star man is number one priority for Milan.

The 23-year-old winger can operate on both sides. He is naturally gifted with both feet. He has 21 goal contributions in 31 Serie-A matches. His meteoric rise has attracted the attention of many European clubs. Any whiff of news about him departing would mean a bidding war for the striker.

His contract is to expire in 2024. However, if Manchester City and Guardiola come knocking, it’ll be hard for him to say no

Bukayo Saka – Arsenal. Already has links with Manchester City

Saka has had many reports linking him with the Citizens. The 20-year-old striker has enjoyed a blistering rise through the ranks of the Gunner academy into the first team. He has had 18 goals contributions in the 2021/22 campaign, a prolific and amazing campaign for the youngster.

He is a powerful runner with the ball. And most importantly, he has the ability to create moments of absolute class and creative magic. He is a regular in Gareth Southgate’s starting eleven for England. In the team, he plays alongside Sterling. This is proof that they share similar traits.

In essence, this deal is a like-for-like replacement for Manchester City. Sterling has matured while playing in an elite stage and is entering into the prime of his career. Saka can do the same.to sign

Serge Gnabry – Bayern Munich. Most fitting player for Manchester City

Gnabry, stylistically, fits Manchester City more than any other option. He failed to shine at Arsenal initially. But his days of inconsistencies and failures are long gone. He is one of the most consistent wingers in Europe.

He has 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances. His contribution was vital in Munich lifting the domestic title. Moreover, his 2023 contract expiration means City have a chance of stealing him away from Munich.

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