Manchester Metropolis ahead Raheem Sterling says he can be open to taking part in overseas if he doesn’t get extra recreation time at Etihad Stadium.
The England worldwide, whose contract runs out in 2023, mentioned he had dreamed “from a younger age” of taking part in overseas.
“If there was the chance to go some place else, I might be open to it,” Sterling, 26, mentioned.
“At this second in time, soccer is crucial factor to me.”
“I’ve at all times had one thing that perhaps in the future I might like to play overseas and see how I meet that problem.”
Sterling has began one Premier League recreation for the reason that opening weekend of the season, though he was in Pep Guardiola’s facet for the Champions League group stage defeat by Paris St-Germain on 28 September.
The arrival of England team-mate Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100m has elevated competitors for ahead locations at Metropolis, though the absence of Ferran Torres for no less than a month with a fractured foot does scale back Guardiola’s choices.
Sterling joined Metropolis from Liverpool in 2015 and has received the Premier League thrice, the FA Cup as soon as and the EFL Cup 4 instances.
“I’m not somebody who complains,” he mentioned, talking on the FT Enterprise of Sport US summit. “I’ve not tried to make it an even bigger deal than it’s. I’m simply raring to go, play soccer and rating often.”
Nonetheless, it’s understood Sterling won’t take into consideration signing a brand new deal till he’s taking part in often once more, which does increase the opportunity of fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play abroad.
‘Racism not taken significantly sufficient’
Sterling instructed the occasion in London that he had stepped again from talking about racism in public to focus on making an attempt to “obtain extra motion throughout the limits of what I can do”.
The Manchester Metropolis and England winger has been focused previously and in the summertime needed to help team-mates Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka after they had been racially abused after lacking penalties throughout July’s Euro 2020 remaining defeat by Italy at Wembley.
“If it was feedback about one thing else, it could be taken much more significantly,” he mentioned. “Racist abuse I do not really feel, is taken as significantly as different subjects.
“It’s one thing that we’re nonetheless speaking about and it’s nonetheless occurring.”
Reflecting on the response to the Italy loss, Sterling added: “My principal concern was the well-being of my team-mates and ensuring they had been all proper.
“No-one likes to overlook a penalty. To have the assumption to step up when tens of millions are watching after which to be racially abused afterwards, it’s disappointing.”