One Football presenter Matt Frohlich has made a bold claim about the future of Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling, suggesting he could consider leaving the club this summer if a suitable offer is made.
Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Pep Guardiola will look to bolster his options in the final third of the pitch, with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Harry Kane reportedly high on his summer wish list.
Sterling has seen his minutes diminish towards the back end of the season as Guardiola dropped him to the bench on numerous occasions last season.
Those actions by Guardiola have sparked reports that he could be looking to end his six-year stay at the Etihad with a move away this summer.
Frohlich believes that should Spanish giants Barcelona look to the £81million-rated winger if they sell Ousmane Dembele, Sterling would consider an offer to go Camp Nou.
Speaking on the One Football YouTube channel, the presenter had this update on Sterling’s future:
“If Barcelona want to make some money off of the sale of Dembele, they’ll probably just spend it all if they’re going to bring in Raheem Sterling in the first place – that doesn’t like any sort of swap deal could be there.
“But, are Manchester City really going to let Raheem Sterling go? He has spoken that one day he would love to play abroad, and it looked like Real Madrid was to be his preferred destination. But I’m sure if Barcelona come in with a pretty attractive offer, he will definitely, definitely consider it.
“Over the last two months, he hasn’t exactly fallen out of favour, he just hasn’t always been a guaranteed starter in this Manchester City side. Of course, he’s got a lot of other players to compete with.”
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Although Sterling was dropped by Guardiola towards the end of the season, he still contributed to 26 goals in all competitions, which is a fantastic return for someone who plays the majority of their games on the left-hand side.
With Manchester City linked with Kane and Grealish, it could be the right opportunity for Sterling to move on, especially with the World Cup next year. Sterling would surely have to be playing regular football to assure his place in Gareth Southgate’s plans, due to the current array of talent the England manager has at his disposal.