English Premiership

City after 'home-grown' Sterling?

2015-06-08 12:25
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)

Cape Town - Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Manchester City with the club desperate to recruit "home-grown" stars.

Raheem Sterling is being chased by Manchester City as much for his talent as his status as a "home-grown" player, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 2013/14 English Premiership champions are struggling to build a squad that complies with UEFA's rules for teams playing in the Champions League.

A move for Sterling will increase City's foreign-star laden squad especially after seeing James Milner move to Anfield.

Last season, Manchester City's Champions League squad was limited to 21 players after breaking FFP rules but that squad was made up of 16 foreign players with James Milner, Frank Lampard, Joe Hart and Gael Clichy being the "home-grown" players while the club has also lost it's “club-grown” player, Dedryck Boyata, to Celtic.

This season the club's squad will return to 25 but Lampard, Milner and Boyata have left the club already this summer.

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