LONDON: Raheem Sterling admits he is ‘open’ to moving out of Manchester City to get more minutes of play, and is even willing to join an overseas club.
The 26 -year -old England international has been with the Premier League champions since 2015 after moving from Liverpool.
However, he has only made two starts in the Premier League this season under Pep Guardiola.
Speaking at the FT Business of Sport US Summit, Sterling said: “If there’s an opportunity to go anywhere else (to get more game minutes), I’m willing to do so.
“Like I said, football is most important to me – the challenge I had set on myself at a young age and also my dream, to play abroad.
“As an England player, all I know is the Premier League and there is always something in me that one day I want to play abroad to see how I can face that challenge.”
Sterling is likely to start against Burnley tomorrow after City winger Ferran Torres broke his leg while playing for Spain in the Nations League final.
Despite rarely getting a place, Sterling, who still has a contract with City until 2023, said he would not pressure Guardiola to give him more playing time.
“I’m not an individual who will always complain. I’ve never done something bigger than I should,” Sterling said.
“I keep working, doing what I have to do. And I can’t wait to do it – play football regularly and score goals,” he added.