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Raheem Sterling ‘happy’ at Man City but hints at future Real Madrid or Barcelona move

Raheem Sterling says he is happy at Manchester City but suggested he would like a move abroad in future, singling out Spain as a destination that appeals to him.

In an interview published by the Daily Mail, Raheem said: “I’m happy at Man City at the moment. But nobody knows what the future brings so one day, definitely, it would be nice to play abroad. It would be a great experience.

“Spain’s attractive. Anywhere the weather is nice really! Can’t be in London. I can’t be near my friends. They got to stay down there.”

This won’t be what City fans would have wanted to read, especially after recent news of Sterling putting off fresh contract talks until after the World Cup, but there appears to be no immediate danger of him leaving the Etihad.

Sterling is halfway through a five-year deal, with his current contract due to expire in June 2020. Real Madrid, who of course play in Spain, have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old recently.

The England international has seen his stock rise this season, with a string of match-winning goals helping City to the summit of the Premier League.

And Raheem says the arrival of Bernardo Silva has played a part in his improvement this campaign.

“Bernardo Silva came in and that competition, stuff like that spurs me into trying to do well, to get better.”

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