Raheem Sterling, an English international, has expressed his openness to leaving his club Manchester City.Carion“.
Speaking for the first time about his future, Sterling said he was now focused on playing more time on the bench and providing better positions at his club.
The Three Lions star has been struggling to find time to play for citizens since last spring. And he has only started two games in the English Premier League this season.
Sterling, 26, has been out of his city contract for less than two years, but discussions about the extension have stalled since the club agreed to let him go last summer.
The England star said: “If I had the desire to move elsewhere to play in more matches I would have been open to it … I’m known as an English player in the Premier League and I’m always thinking about learning to play. One day overseas I’ll see how I face this challenge.
He added: “If I don’t have a certain level of football, I’m not really in my happiness. If I want a certain level of my happiness, I have to play football. I have to score goals and enjoy myself.”
Sterling’s statements reflect his explicit recognition of his desire to leave Manchester, with several media reports linking his name to Barcelona.
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