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Raheem Sterling ready for fresh challenge away from Manchester City

Sterling's contract at City expires in 2023 and the Premier League club could sell him this season to guarantee a transfer fee.

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Raheem Sterling ready for fresh challenge away from Manchester City
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Raheem Sterling has admitted that he is open to leaving Manchester City. In an interview at the Business of Sport US Summit, the England international spoke about the idea of plying his trade in a different league.

In 2021/22, Sterling has only made four starts for City, scoring just one goal. Pep Guardiola has played him as a winger on both flanks, as a striker and also as a number 10. Sterling wants to step up and become the main man at another club. With England at the Euros, he showed he is more than capable of taking on a role of responsilbility at a top European club.

Sterling's contract at City expires in 2023 and the Premier League club are aware that selling him now will guarantee a transfer fee rather than face losing him on a free. In recent years, Sterling has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Sterling opens up about move abroad

"If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I’d be open to it at this moment in time. As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I have always thought one day I would love to play abroad and come up against that challenge. I actually should be learning a few different languages. I quite like the French accent and Spanish," Sterling said.