England star Raheem Sterling makes major decision on Manchester City’s future amid lingering uncertainty over January loan transfer to Barcelona

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from City after falling down the pecking order since the start of the campaign as he has only made six starts for Pep Guardiola’s side this season.

Sterling, who has less than 18 months left on his current contract, has admitted he would be ready to move abroad for more playing time amid speculation linking him to a January move to Barcelona.

Despite playing for England at the European Championships, the former Liverpool man has only scored two goals since August – which saw contract renewal talks between him and the Premier League champions stall for the moment.

According to the latest information from Graeme Bailey from 90minSterling has informed Manchester City that he wants to leave for Barcelona on loan in the January transfer window.

It has been mentioned that the London-born star has told Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola that he doesn’t see himself in the Catalan’s long-term plans and that he wants to move to Barcelona.

Although sources close to the Manchester club have claimed that City unlikely to allow a move in January, it has been reported that Guardiola will allow Sterling to leave if he wishes to leave the Sky Blues.

Additionally, Guardiola has informed Manchester City bosses Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano that he will not be forced to give Sterling minutes, and that the forward can leave if his heart is to move to Catalonia.

It was previously mentioned that Barcelona are preparing for a month of January ‘Fiery sale’ in a desperate move to sign Raheem Sterling, who is greatly admired by new manager Xavi.

It has been said that Spain giants could offload midfielder Frenkie De Jong to raise funds for their pursuit of Sterling, who is preparing to swap Greater Manchester for Catalonia in January.

Besides, Sterling representatives keep a ‘low profile’ in the midst of ongoing speculation surrounding the forward’s future at Manchester City.

Although contract renewal talks between him and City have taken a back seat, it has been said that Sterling stays calm and focuses on the rest of the season at the Etihad Stadium.

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