Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is open to a move abroad after his game time has significantly been reduced following the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. Sterling was one of the key players for England in their run to the Euro 2020 final but has struggled to nail down a spot for the club. He scored 30 goals in 2019/20 from 51 appearances but only managed 14 last season. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the winger saying that their achievements in the past would not have been possible without Sterling.
“If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, (for more game time), I would be open to it at this moment in time.” Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said. “As I said, football is the most important thing to me – challenges that I have set myself from a young age and dreams as well, to play abroad. As an English player, all I know is the Premier League and I have always had something down (in me) that maybe one day I would love to play abroad to see how I would come up against that challenge.”
“I’m not a person that’s going to complain. I’ve not tried to make it a bigger deal than it actually is,” he added. “I get on with my work, do what I need to do. And I’m just raring to go – playing football matches regularly, score goals regularly. From being a young child, football has been the most important thing in my life, my happiest I should say. If I want my happiness at a certain level I need to be playing football. I need to be scoring goals and enjoying myself.”