The England star is finding it hard to keep a place in the Manchester City team prompting calls for Newcastle to try and sign him
Raheem Sterling has reportedly vowed to impress more in a central role for Manchester City as he looks to nail down a regular place again.
The report comes after pundit Rio Ferdinand urged Newcastle United to go all out and sign the England international amid his recent lack of playing time at the Etihad Stadium.
According to some reports, Newcastle could have as much as £190 million to spend in the upcoming transfer window following the completion of the takeover last week.
A Saudi Arabian based consortium consisting of the Public Investment Fund, Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers completed the deal for around £300 million last week, which brought Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign to an end.
Sterling is said to be desperate to regain his place in Pep Guardiola’s Premier League team again, with Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez all currently ahead of the 26-year-old in the pecking order for a spot in the wide areas.
Man City are reportedly keen to offer Sterling a new deal with his current contract set to expire in two years, but the man who shone for England at EURO 2020 is yet to commit due to his current situation.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Rio Ferdinand Presents Five, the former Manchester United defender said: “I’d be going to try and make a mad couple of signings. Like huge, that I think would be gettable.
Despite Ferdinand’s claim, Sterling is determined to recapture his place in the City starting XI and if he is successful, that would almost certainly end any hopes of the Magpies prising him to St. James’ Park given their current situation in the table.