Manchester City will have discussions with Raheem Sterling about a new deal after the conclusion of the European Championships, The Telegraph claims.

The England international had a difficult season in 2020/21, but still scored 14 goals and 12 assists in 49 Cityzens games.

He started often in the Premier League, although Phil Foden was favored in the Champions League knockout stages.

The 26-year-old was given a surprising start in last month’s tournament final, but he was a colossal disappointment until he was replaced.

Sterling is now expected to begin discussions over a new contract, as he does not want to be used as a negotiating tool by Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Sterling’s contract is up in two years. Additionally, the Cityzens are prepared to commit him to a new long-term contract after Euro 2020.

Sterling battled for consistency last season, but still managed a remarkable 26 goals in all competitions for the club.

Phil Foden’s rise limited his game time in Europe last season, but he has the ability to reverse his fortunes next season.

He scored only one goal in his last 16 appearances for City, but he remains a vital member of Gareth Southgate’s England national team.

There was considerable criticism of his selection for Sunday’s match against Croatia, but he silenced his critics with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory.

He will attempt to lead the Three Lions to their first major title since 1966 before initiating contract talks with City.


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