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Manchester City can land Sterling heir with Bukayo Saka swoop

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has worked with many top-level players throughout his glistening managerial career who have equally won numerous trophies and awards.

The one figure that has played more games under the 51-year-old than any other player he’s managed is Raheem Sterling, who has featured 292 times under the current City boss.

City signed the winger from fellow Premier League club Liverpool back in 2015 in a deal worth a reported fee of £49m.

Since then, the England international has gone on to make a total of 339 appearances for the Manchester club across all competitions.

In those appearances, the 27-year-old has scored 131 goals, delivered 95 assists and won several domestic trophies in the process.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Sterling will decide in June whether he wants to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Citizens before his current contract runs out in the summer of 2023.

Should the former Liverpool star decide to bring his time with City to an end, the Premier League champions may have already identified who they could bring in as a suitable heir for their current winger.

It was also reported earlier this year that City are one of the potential suitors for Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka should he find himself leaving the north London club in the near future.

Would Bukayo Saka be a good replacement for Raheem Sterling?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With 23 goals and 29 assists under his belt in 131 senior appearances for the Gunners, the 20-year-old certainly knows how to score and create goals for his side in the same way that Sterling has been doing at City for seven years.

This season saw the youngster end the Premier League campaign with more goal contributions than any of his Arsenal teammates as well as a higher overall performance rating than any other player in Mikel Arteta’s squad according to WhoScored.

This highlights just how capable he is of playing in the top division at a high level.

Labelled as an “outrageously talented” player by Gary Lineker, Saka currently has a market value of £102m according to CIES, which suggests that it may not be cheap for City to pluck him out of Arsenal this summer.

However, should the Citizens find themselves waving goodbye to Sterling or if he plans to run his contract down, securing Saka’s signature may end up being worth the potential significant investment and give Guardiola his dream heir for the current City attacker.

In other news: Man City eyeing “unbelievable” £45m gem who’s “one of the best”, Pep would love him

Article title: Manchester City can land Sterling heir with Bukayo Saka swoop

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