Raheem Sterling Admits Possibility of Man City Departure

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates with FA Cup Trophy. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10240478dg)

Raheem Sterling admitted during the FT Business of Sport US Summit that his time with Manchester City could come to an end in favor of a move abroad. “If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I’d be open to it at this moment in time,” he explained.

With only two starts in seven Premier League games so far this season, the 26-year-old forward seems to have fallen out of favor with City boss Pep Guardiola.

According to Sterling, game time is not his primary reason for considering a foreign move. The player explained that, up until this moment, he has only known the Premier League and so he would like to be exposed to other leagues and see if he is up for the challenge.

Sterling also expressed an interest in picking up new languages should a move abroad transpire. “I should be learning a few different languages. I quite like the French accent, and Spanish.”

Currently, the English attacking midfielder is contracted to play for Man City until 2023, but several top European clubs have their sights set on him, including La Liga giants FC Barcelona.