Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling says his good international form is simply down to the fact that he is happy to be playing.
When asked to explain his good start to the European Championships with England, the 26-year-old hinted that his lack of games for his club had left him unsettled:
“It is just happiness, just being happy, enjoying my football and that is what I am doing being here with the national team. If you’re not playing, you’re not happy. That’s me, that’s been me since I was a kid, if I’m playing football I am really happy, if I’’m not I’m not happy.”
There are now multiple reports that Sterling has been offered to Tottenham as part of City’s bid to sign Harry Kane, while Arsenal have also been mentioned as a potential destination in recent weeks.
Sterling is not the only player who could well be heading for the exit door this summer. Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez have also been tipped to leave as manager Pep Guardiola looks to revamp his squad.
In addition to Kane, the Citizens are thought to be planning a move for Jack Grealish, and with both players potentially costing a combined £250m, funds from sales will be needed.