England international requests January move with Arsenal named as option

Raheem Sterling has supposedly told Manchester City that he is not happy with his current situation and would like to take up a loan away in January, with Ian McGarry naming Arsenal as a possible destination.

The winger has been heavily rotated so far this term, with Jack Grealish and Phil Foden vying for the left-wing role, and with both Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus in competition through the middle.

Sterling’s happiness has been a talking point in recent weeks with some claiming he will push for the exit door, and McGarry backs up the rumours by insisting that he and his agents have now told the club that they intend to secure a loan move in January, and that he is not currently interested in extending his contract, which expires in 2023.

McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast: “It’s the case that his representatives have met with Manchester City and are saying to them that their player does not wish to continue or indeed explore an extension on his contract.

“Instead they would prefer to explore the option of a loan deal, which they would like to begin in the January window.

“Whether or not that’s possible remains to be seen but there are several interested parties, including Arsenal.

“We know that Sterling himself turned down the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent basis last summer but the idea of moving back to London, the idea of having the guarantee, almost, of a starting place in another elite Premier League club is extremely attractive to him.

“It’s whether or not Manchester City of course would want to see him play for a rival with regards to Champions League placings, title, etc.”

I struggle to believe this could actually happen, as I honestly don’t believe that they would allow a Premier League rival to take Raheem on loan in January.

I also don’t believe that we would be the biggest club to come in with an offer if City were to decide to cash in on his signature. You would imagine that there would be attractive offers from some of Europe’s biggest clubs should his availability become common knowledge. Whether the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona would come calling is another story, but he may well see the potential in our squad and upward curve as an exciting opportunity…

Could we really bring Sterling to north London?

Patrick

Tags Ian McGarry Raheem Sterling

9 Comments

  1. Atid says:

    Who we gonna drop?

    He wants to leave City because he wants to play

    1. Skills1000 says:

      Atid, Raheem Sterling is the player we need. He can play on the left sife of attack and as a striker.
      I would rather we sell Aubameyang and offer Lacazette a 2 year extension.

      We should not have a team that relies too much on ESR and Saka to produce the results week in week out.

      Imagine a 433 formation

      STERLING LACAZETTE SAKA

      ESR PARTEY ODEGAARD

      TAVARES GABRIEL WHITE TOMIYASU

  2. Longbenark says:

    If Sterling joins Arsenal in January, preferably Aubameyang would need to leave.

    1. jon fox says:

      Where and how quickly can I sign up for this fabulous scenario to happen! If only!

      But I think it very unlikely that Sterling will be allowed to come to us.

  3. JW says:

    I would not touch Sterling, even on a free!!!

    If any of you Sterling lovers have actually watched him lately, you will understand why City don’t care if he leaves.

    His failings were obvious in the Euros, especially against Italy. He looks great when he is running with the ball, but he appears to now run with blinkers on.

    Time and time again he seemed to run into a cul-de-sac.

    The Italians laid of him until he neared the box, then two players would go straight at him and he ran out of ideas. If any of you watched the game against West Ham, time and again the same thing happened.

    What is even worse is that, if he actually practices shooting, he must do it while sitting in a deck chair while leaning back. Time after time his shots go over the bar.

    He looks good going forward, but if you look at his assists (I mean real assists, not lumping the ball into the middle and someone scoring) I think you might have second thoughts too!!!!!

    1. jon fox says:

      JW this strongly smells of a personal agenda against him. It is nonsense of course. He was by wide consent the star of theEuros, but that meant nothing to you as all can see.

      1. Skills1000 says:

        You are right jon. How someone could use the euros as a basis to judge Sterling is surprising. Sterling is a top quality player.

        Always driving forward with pace.
        I would rather take sterling ahead of Aubameyang

  4. Break-on-through says:

    If it did happen then I’d imagine Ode would be the one to lose some playing time with Rowe moving centrally, but yeah, it’s difficult to imagine a jan loan for a scoring/creating regular at city

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    I would love to have Sterling at Arsenal. Great player, creator and finisher. Would be a fantastic signing.

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