Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims Raheem Sterling’s future at the club is out of his hands
The England international rose to the occasion in Saturday’s 4-0 triumph against Norwich, scoring a hat-trick as the Cityzens maintained their Premier League championship defence.
Raheem Sterling’s future at Manchester City has been clouded in recent months, with his current contract scheduled to expire in June 2023. While a lack of game time in the previous season might have been a role in Sterling’s uncertain future, the reasons for his rumored departure remain unknown.
Guardiola lauded Sterling following his Carrow Road heroics, but claimed he will not have the ultimate say on whether Sterling signs a new contract.
“Nobody doubts how important it is,”
“He has shown it. What I want is for tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, he and all the players play well.
“If we count the amount of games he has played since we are together, it’s a lot. He was a key player – Guardiola said
Sterling has made 322 appearances since joining from Liverpool in 2015, scoring 126 goals and racking up 100 assists
“In the future I don’t know what’s going to happen, because the club decides. The club all the time. When they extend the player contracts, I give my opinion but the club takes the decisions all the time.”
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