Former Premier League footballer Carlton Palmer doesn’t believe that Raheem Sterling performed that badly last season.
Sterling helped Manchester City to do a double, as the Cityzens lifted the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, which was the fourth year running that they had won the cup.
The £300,000-a-week star scored 14 goals and provided a further twelve assists last campaign in all competitions for City, before going on to score three goals and provide one assist for England at Euro 2020.
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Palmer doesn’t believe that Sterling had a bad season last term, telling This is Futbol: “You’re not going to get people like Raheem Sterling and Silva who are going to sit on the bench – they’re not that type of people. Raheem wants to play football.
“The manager for some reason, I don’t know what’s happened that he’s fallen out of favour there. I just don’t get it after the summer he’s had, and I didn’t think he performed that badly as people were saying last season.
“The season before he was up there with the goals and the assists, he’s played a lot of football though and maybe he’s just giving him a break at the moment and Raheem is waiting for his chance to get back.”
Sterling has been exceptional for Manchester City as during his time with the club he has scored 115 goals and provided 89 assists in all competitions.
With his record and ability, Sterling has attracted the attention of FC Barcelona according to the Mirror, with the report suggesting that the Spanish giants are targeting Sterling for a loan deal in January.