As the world of football continues to digest that of Manchester City a dramatic comeback against Aston Villa on the final day of the season to clinch the Premier League title, it also began months of endless talk about coming in and going out of the club.
The latter in particular, with Gabriel Jesus’ potential move to Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus flagged as possible future destinations for Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Another talking point looks set to join this list as two key Sky Blues players have been rumored to bid farewell at the Etihad Stadium.
According the latest information provided by the Independent’s Miguel Delaney, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling are two names Manchester City would have made ‘available’ for a transfer out of the club in the summer.
In the case of Bernardo Silva, he has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona next season, who have reportedly been largely eyeing his arrival as star midfielder Frenkie de Jong looks set to move to Manchester United.
Manchester City fans may have reason to fear the Portugal international’s departure, as he was heavily speculated to travel to Catalonia last summer, and is yet to put his pen to paper. paper on a contract that would extend his time at the club beyond 2024.
As for Raheem Sterling, the situation around his future is even more uncertain, as the player’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2023 – indicating that reaching a conclusion on the England international’s immediate plans is sits at the top of the Premier League champions‘ agenda.
With Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling virtually irreplaceable in terms of what they offer Manchester City, the club are unlikely to let either player leave unless they have a suitable replacement lined up. .