Manchester City is doing well but there are talented players who at a time contributed to its success. One of them is Raheem Sterling who most believe will be leaving soon.

The 26-year-old English footballer is unhappy with his stint with the Sky Blues, deprived of proper playing time by Pep Guardiola. This has led to him being frustrated and the 26-year-old sounded off his dismay when he spoke to the Financial Times.

Sterling mentioned he is open to all options. Aside from the Premier League, the English footballer is entertaining thoughts of possibly playing in France or Spain.

After spending the last six years with Manchester City, Sterling has only seen action in 33 matches across all competitions.

As far as contract talks, Guardiola is leaving that issue to management. He said that he is not involved in the contract talks and that the club will decide, Sports Illustrated reported.

However, Sterling’s future may have been decided with his other reply. When asked to comment on playing time, the Sky Blues boss said that he could not offer any promises and assure anyone such.

“For many reasons, I cannot assure anyone, John (Stones), Kevin (De Bruyne), Ruben (Dias), Phil Foden. Raheem (Sterling) in that case is so important for us. He competes with (Jack) Grealish, Foden, Ferran (Torres), Bernardo (Silva), It’s the reality,” Guardiola said.

With Manchester City performing well, the Sterling situation is unlikely to matter match. City is third in the Premier League table as of this writing.

Sterling has managed to score only once in seven matches for the Sky Blues so far.

The 26-year-old midfielder will not fall short of suitors as early as the January transfer window. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked to Sterling although their financial situations vary.

Newcastle United could be a plausible stop considering it has new funds to spend following a Saudi-backed takeover. Further, the Magpies plan to revamp and take in new blood starting January.

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) talks with Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) talks with Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling Getty Images | OLI SCARFF/AFP