Steve Howey has exclusively told Football FanCast it would be “mad” for Manchester City to sell Raheem Sterling this summer.
Sterling made 49 appearances but scored just one Premier League goal in the final three months of last season.
The loss of form resulted in the former Liverpool winger reportedly being put up for sale by City boss Pep Guardiola.
Premier League rivals Arsenal are among those to have raised an interest in Sterling, while it was also reported the 26-year-old could be offered to Tottenham Hotspur in a swap deal as the Premier League champions look to sign Harry Kane.
However, Sterling went on to impress at Euro 2020, with him scoring three goals en route to England reaching their first-ever European Championships final.
Although he could not inspire England to glory at Wembley, Sterling has been named in UEFA’s Euro 2020 team of the tournament.
Ex-City defender Howey has called for Guardiola to have a rethink and block bids for Sterling.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think it would be mad to sell Sterling. Where is he going to go, first and foremost?
“We all know how much of a quality player he is and every player has a bit of a dodgy spell. Guardiola loves him and I think Sterling was annoyed when these kind of reports came out.”