There is no fixed date to start negotiations, but sources have told ESPN that the city is keen to resolve the issue before Sterling enters the final year of the existing contract in June. ..
Sterling had a contract at Etihad Stadium until 2023, and discussions about the extension were discontinued, but the 27-year-old confirmed that he was part of Pep Guardiola’s long-term plan.
The England International lost his position on Guardiola’s team at the end of last season, but rediscovered his best form of the season, scoring nine goals in 27 games in all tournaments.
When Citi opened a big lead at the top of the table, he was selected as this month’s player in the Premier League in December after scoring five goals and claiming one assist in five games.
Sources have told ESPN that the Sterling spell from the team made him consider transferring a loan from Citi in January, but expectations are rising that he will stay in Etihad now.
Sterling will be in the last 18 months of the contract, but both players and clubs are said to be “relaxed” about the situation.
Sterling scored 14 goals in 49 games last season, after scoring 79 goals in the three seasons 2017-2020.
After regaining his place, he scored eight goals from the beginning of November and reestablished Guardiola’s position as a key player.
His form helped Citi open a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League table as Guardiola’s team aims to win the fourth title in five years.
– Soccer Sports
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