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‘Sterling expected to stay put at City despite ban’

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Sterling will still remain at City and would not be part of a mass exodus even if City can’t appeal their ban as per Steve McManaman.

Steve McManaman believes Raheem Sterling will stay put at City no matter what happens in the summer after coming out to show support for the club.

After City’s recent ban, reports have surfaced lots of their players could leave the club in the summer.

City are still planning to appeal the decision and see if they can be allowed to play the Champions League in the interim.

Regardless of whatever happens, McManaman claims that Sterling will stay put at the club and wouldn’t leave for another.

The likes of Real Madrid have shown interest in the 25-year-old lately further fueling interest he could be leaving in the summer.

The former Blues winger told HorseRacing.net: “In terms of a potential exodus of players, I think that the majority of players will probably feel it is unjust and they will probably stick it out.

“Raheem Sterling has already come out in support of the club, and I’ve no doubt that others will also come out in support too.

“On the other hand, if the ban is upheld then City are going to have to start balancing their books, so something will have to change.

“If that’s the selling of one player here, or another player there. But I don’t think there will be a mass exodus of players.”

Sterling is currently recovering from injury and could now be in line to face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League.