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Following repeated links with a estrangement from the club, with Barcelona apparently their biggest admirers, there is apparently a new development in City winger Raheem Sterling’s future.
City left-back and Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko excelled after his surprise midfield selection against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, and the performance doesn’t seem to have gone unnoticed.
And finally, former City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips shows no sign of shared loyalty in his prediction on Premier League title fate.
After spending an incredible summer with England, it was hoped that Sterling City’s performances would follow.
A slow start to the season followed, but Raheem has shown signs of returning to his best in recent weeks.
According to The Sun, Sterling will sign a new deal at City, pushing back the alleged interests of Arsenal and Barca.
Raheem’s current terms expire in June 2023 and, having found the net against Club Brugge, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the Eastlands loyalists recently, a new contract would continue an upward curve for a player most fans love it.
Newcastle United will almost certainly look to tap into their new funds available in January as they aim to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
One player they might be looking to add to their squad is City full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Mail Online reported that Zinchenko was on Newcastle’s January roster, with a first loan apparently their preferred course of action.
Zinchenko had to bide his time this quarter, in large part because Joao Cancelo is one of Europe’s most outstanding players.
The City left-back has played less than 60 minutes in the Premier League this season, although he has shown his enduring quality and versatility midweek and many fans would be sad to see him go.
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Wright-Phillips Predicts City Glory
Shaun Wright-Phillips is a name that brings back fond memories of the Blues.
He was a shining light at a difficult time for the club before joining Chelsea in 2005 and his return three years later sparked a wave of emotion.
Speaking to Metro, the former England winger showed where his loyalties still lie – predicting that the Premier League trophy will stay at the Etihad Stadium rather than travel to Stamford Bridge.
“For me if City got a striker he would probably run away with the league I think. But at the moment I still think City are the favorites because they have proven themselves over a longer period of time,” a- he declared.
Shauny also warned Pep Guardiola of the difficult task his side may face on Sunday as he presses David Moyes’ West Ham to clinch the Champions League places.
He added: “I will go to City, Chelsea, Liverpool and. do you know what, i’m going to look for a stranger. I’ll say West Ham might just sneak up on it. “
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