Pep Guardiola desperate to see Raheem Sterling sign a new contract in the Etihad

Pep Guardiola admits that he is very interested in Raheem Sterling signing a new contract in the Etihad

Pep Guardiola admits that he is very interested in Raheem Sterling signing a new contract after the dazzling display of the English star.

The urgency for Manchester City to bring a positive conclusion to the saga of the contract was underlined when Sterling produced a winning match performance.

Sterling has less than two years to run with his offer of £ 180,000 per week. The talks have been going on for months, but there is no agreement going on.

Pep Guardiola admits that he is very interested in Raheem Sterling signing a new contract in the Etihad

Pep Guardiola admits that he is very interested in Raheem Sterling signing a new contract in the Etihad

The winger was the highest paid English player, until Harry Kane signed a new contract in Spurs.

The winger was the highest paid English player, until Harry Kane signed a new contract in Spurs.

The winger was the highest paid English player, until Harry Kane signed a new contract in Spurs.

Harry Kane overtook Sterling as the highest-paid player in England when he signed a new contract at Spurs valued at £ 200,000 per week.

Sterling, 23, can expect an agreement that will overshadow that, but the delay in accepting it has raised doubts about his future.

Guardiola urged Sterling and City to reach a compromise, saying: "I have not talked to him about his contract. I'm not a sports director, not even a manager, I'm a coach. I try to make a good team spirit in the dressing room and win games.

"But we are delighted with him and we would like him to stay, we will make our effort to make him feel that we have him, and we have him." We arrived after a difficult season and told him that he wanted to help him and that he would like him to be happy.

"But the agents may not have agreed and it may not happen, but he knows, and his agent knows, we like him and we love him very much."

Sterling achieved a winning performance of matches at Arsenal and scored a sublime solo goal

Sterling achieved a winning performance of matches at Arsenal and scored a sublime solo goal

Sterling achieved a winning performance of matches at Arsenal and scored a sublime solo goal

The fact that Sterling only started training again last Monday made this purr even more amazing.

Guardiola added: "His mom and dad gave him a special body shape, he's small, he's small, so these guys after a week of training are ready.

& # 39; It was good in training. We needed that guy in that position, and he did it right. He is very loved in the dressing room.

"He did some very good things in the World Cup, moving space and creating for others, he would have liked to score a goal and he tried, but I'm sure in the European qualifiers he will score goals for England."

In his own performance, Sterling said: "I could not wait for my vacation to end, I had to go back and I'm very happy to have participated, I wanted to play."

Guardiola does not want to lose any of his promising stars during an exciting time for City

Guardiola does not want to lose any of his promising stars during an exciting time for City

Guardiola does not want to lose any of his promising stars during an exciting time for City

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