Raheem Sterling has struggled for playing time in recent weeks and may have an uncertain future at Manchester City. Football Insider say he’s ‘not integral’ to Pep Guardiola and may be sold in a ‘sensational overhaul’.
The 26-year-old has been an unused substitute in the Champions League and Premier League of late and has started just one Premier League game since early March, so his influence is waning.
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Sterling has made 43 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 13 goals with 11 assists, but he’s spent a lot of time on the bench in recent weeks.
The England international was an unused substitute in City’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund and their Champions League semi-final first-leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain, playing just 22 minutes of football in Europe since late February.
Sterling was an unused substitute in City’s win over Southampton and 2-1 win over Aston Villa while being left out of the squad entirely in their 3-0 win over Fulham, so he’s amassed only 117 minutes of playing time in City’s last five league games.
Don Balon believe Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Sterling, but it remains to be seen if they make a move this summer. He still has two years left on his deal at the Etihad Stadium.