Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has admitted that he is willing to leave the club for more regular game time and says that he would be open to moving abroad.
The England international signed for Man City in a £50m deal from Liverpool back in 2015 and has gone on to make 302 appearances for the club, scoring 115 goals in the process.
He had been a regular in the first-team until midway through last season when he lost his place to Phil Foden and now with Jack Grealish joining in the summer he has found himself struggling for starts once again.
After an excellent Euro 2020 tournament with England in the summer, where Sterling scored three times en route to a penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the final, it was hoped by he and many that he would be able to earn himself more regular minutes once again.
However so far Sterling has started just twice in the Premier League this season and once in the Champions League, with one goal to his name.
The lack of regular game time has seen his future come into question again, with his current contract set to expire in 2023 and discussions paused due to a lack of playing.
Sterling was speaking at the FT Business of Sport US summit when he opened up about his future, revealing that he has always dreamed of playing abroad.
“If there was the opportunity to go somewhere else, I would be open to it. At this moment in time, football is the most important thing to me.
“I have always had something that maybe one day I would love to play abroad and see how I meet that challenge.
“I am not someone who complains. I have not tried to make it a bigger deal than it is. I am just raring to go, play football and score regularly.”
Sterling has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the past and with a deal seemingly more possible than ever before, those clubs will likely take an interest again in January or next summer.