Raheem Sterling puts Man City contract talks on hold after failing to reach new terms with just 12 months left on deal

RAHEEM STERLING has put talks over his Manchester Metropolis future on maintain as they chase one other Prem title and a primary Champions League crown.

The England ace has only one 12 months remaining on his present contract on the Etihad – with earlier talks failing to succeed in a conclusion.

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He has beforehand mentioned he needs to make sure he’s going to play commonly and contribute to the staff earlier than he indicators one other long-term deal.

That has actually been the case in latest weeks – though the anticipated arrival of Erling Haaland in the summertime might change the panorama.

Sterling, 27, has beforehand been a goal for Barcelona and Tuesday’s opponents Real Madrid – and has made no secret of his want to play overseas someday.

He mentioned: “On the minute I’m simply glad to be enjoying, glad to be contributing with the staff. I believe that’s a very powerful factor.

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“At this era, I believe it might be egocentric of me to talk of any contract scenario.

“I’m just happy to be playing football and see where we are at the end of the season.”

Sterling has began 20 of Metropolis’s 33 league matches to date this season – coming off the bench in six extra.

He says the standard of the squad Pep Guardiola has assembled helps to maintain gamers sharp – however is aware of no person goes to play each week.

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The previous Liverpool man mentioned: “It’s a staff filled with competitors. It’s the competitors that makes you thrive.

“You may just want to keep playing and sometimes you have to come to understand that this is a lot of players in the team.”

He has ten targets within the Prem this time period – solely prime scorer Riyad Mahrez has extra.

Sterling added: “As a participant and ahead, to be enjoying and scoring and making assists, as you mentioned, contributing to the staff is a large factor.

“That’s where you get your confidence from and at the moment I’m happy to have a part with the team and try to contribute as much as I can.”

Sterling has loved a few of his finest nights at City within the Champions League – and is presently joint third on the checklist of goalscoring Englishmen within the competitors.

He has 23 – with simply Paul Scholes (24) and Wayne Rooney (30) forward of him.

Sterling mentioned: “It’s clearly a particular competitors – one that each English participant needs to be in. Each time I play on this competitors I attempt to give my finest.

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“As a human being you at all times should attempt to do higher and that’s the case with me each season – I attempt to see how I can enhance.

“All these things go along and if there’s a chance I can get that English record then that’s what I’ll try to do.”

RAHEEM STERLING has put talks over his Manchester Metropolis future on maintain as they chase one other Prem title and a primary Champions League crown. The England ace has only one 12 months remaining on his present contract on the Etihad – with earlier talks failing to succeed in a conclusion. He has beforehand mentioned he needs toPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar