Manchester City have renewed Pep Guardiola’s contract and are putting plans in motion to extend Kevin De Bruyne’s deal and will also offer Sterling a new contract in 2021, according to Man City Central sources.
The Sky Blues are showing their ambition to all of Europe as they look to pre-emptively fend off interest in their most important names.
Guardiola has signed a two-year extension, De Bruyne should extend his contract by the New Year while Man City Central sources report that Sterling will be offered a new deal in 2021 which should see his terms with the club take him past his 31st birthday.
The former Liverpool winger had 41 goal contributions in 52 games last season and while his productivity hasn’t been on the same level this season, there is no doubt his form has just taken a temporary dip.
The departure of Leroy Sane has further highlighted his importance to the Etihad side and while Kevin De Bruyne is undoubtedly the most talented player at the club, his value to Pep Guardiola does not go unnoticed.
If City are going to win any major trophies this season, with the Champions League still proving elusive, Sterling’s goalscoring form is hugely important.
Sterling is still yet to reach his peak for Man City and a contract extension guarantees that his golden years will be spent with the Lancashire side.