Pep Guardiola has given the go ahead to a possible contract extension for Raheem Sterling. As per Fabrizio Romano, the negotiations will be between the club and agents. Pep Guardiola will not be involved. However, the Spanish manager would love for Sterling to extend his contract beyond 2023. 

Pep Guardiola wants Raheem Sterling to Extend his Contract

Contract Renewals a Priority at the Etihad

Even after the January transfer window closed, Manchester City have been busy when it comes to keeping hold of their star players. Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo signed a two-year extension earlier in February. That means the 27-year-old will be a Manchester City player until 2027, unless an agreement is made for him to leave. Likewise, Pep Guardiola is also keen on extending Raheem Sterling’s tenure at Manchester City.

What does Sterling Offer to Manchester City?

Raheem Sterling has scored more goals than any other Manchester City player in the Premier League this season. The English winger has scored ten goals this season. Only Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota of Liverpool have scored more. Sterling has managed five goal contributions in his last three league games, including a hat-trick against Norwich City. His form has picked up in a crucial part of the season as Liverpool seem to be catching up to the league leaders. 

Sterling also played a massive part in Manchester City’s emphatic 5-0 win against Sporting Lisbon. The forward scored and assisted in the win. Whilst playing under Pep Guardiola, Sterling has transformed into one of the best players in the Manchester City squad and it’s unsurprising that Guardiola wants to keep him at the Etihad for years to come.

Sterling joined the Manchester club at a young age and has had plenty of success. He’s won three Premier Leagues, 5 League Cups, an FA Cup and has made it to a Champions League final. Pep Guardiola will hope Sterling stays so the club can increase their trophies in the coming years.

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