Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City has stated that he ‘cannot promise’ Raheem Sterling of a more prominent position in the squad in the coming months. His comments came shortly after Raheem Sterling said he would be willing to go elsewhere. If he was guaranteed greater playing time at his current club.
The England international has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium with the arrival of Jack Grealish. Having only made two Premier League starts this season in the League. Grealish was signed by the Cityzens for a record fee of £100 million. Which made him the most expensive Premier League signing in history. In response to Raheem Sterling’s statement, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made it clear that he, just like any other player, would need to fight for his position at the club.
“He wants more game time – like Riyad [Mahrez] when he doesn’t play, they complain, when Joao [Cancelo] doesn’t play, [he] complains. Some players complain when they want to play all the time,” said Guardiola.
“But I cannot assure how many minutes every player is going to play. Always they have to speak on the grass, on the pitch. That is the best moment.“
Manchester City was made aware of Sterling’s pre-recorded interview with a Financial Times sport summit. And Guardiola claimed he had no issue with the conversation. The two had lately discussed their issues and agreed to disagree.
End For Raheem Sterling at Manchester City?
Raheem Sterling, who has 20 months left on his current contract. Will not commit to discussing a new one until his immediate situation is decided.
His remarks came as Ferran Torres was declared out for up to three months. Due to a metatarsal fracture suffered while on international duty for Spain. Torres had discomfort going into the Nations League final but passed a fitness test, only to suffer the fracture.
While Sterling has only started two Premier League games this season. One of which came on the opening weekend at Tottenham Hotspur after barely returning from vacation.
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