Raheem Sterling could be a replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Sergio Aguero is set to leave Etihad when his contract expires in the summer and it’s a doubt whether Pep will make any big-name signings.
Sterling could become a replacement for Sergio Aguero according to former England centre-backs Joleon Lescott and Rio Ferdinand.
Lescott said: “I think we’ve seen a number of players in that position and no one’s disappointed.
“That’s the beauty of having someone like Raheem – at any given day he’s going to be faster than anyone, so he could be having a quiet game and then all of a sudden inject his pace into the game and destroy teams.”
Rio Ferdinand believes Sterling can adapt his game to play through the middle and score more goals.
Ferdinand said: “He’s scoring goals and he needs to get into positions.
“That’s the difference, since he’s come to Man City, he’s absorbing the coaching of where to be in the box to get opportunities and create chances.
“Twenty-four shots on target, 12 shots off target, and nine goals all within the goal mouth and that’s as a wide player.
“Wide players normally want to hug the touchline.
“If you want to get 23, 24 goals, you can’t be hanging around out wide. It’s not something that’s happened overnight, it’s something he’s looked at and it was nice to hear he’s almost become a student of the game.