Raheem Sterling will not be distracted by transfer talk and remains ‘solely focused’ on Manchester City despite the club receiving a two season ban from European competition.
The Premier League champions have been handed a two-year ban from all European competition by UEFA after being found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, with the decision placing the future of several key personnel at the Etihad into doubt as the Premier League also conduct a separate investigation into the club’s dealings.
City are set to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, though Europe’s elite are already circling the club’s best talents with a view to offering any unsettled stars a route back into the Champions League.
Real Madrid have already been linked with a potential move for Sterling, the Spanish side believed to be huge admirers of the winger who has established himself as arguably England’s most influential player in recent seasons.
Despite the speculation, however, Sterling’s agent has insisted the 25-year-old is not considering a move away from the club and suggested he is likely to remain in Manchester regardless of the verdict of the club’s appeal.
Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward told the Mirror: “Raheem is solely focused on Manchester City and will not be distracted by any talk of transfers to any club at the moment.”
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