United were determined to keep hold of him during the summer when West Ham were keen on him following his impressive loan at the London Stadium las
United were determined to keep hold of him during the summer when West Ham were keen on him following his impressive loan at the London Stadium last term.
But with his contract expiring at the end of this season, a move from Newcastle in January would give the Red Devils a decision to make over whether to reluctantly cash in on the 28-year-old.
And then there’s Sterling, who faces a dilemma over whether to extend his contract with Manchester City with the likes of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus ahead of him in Pep Guardiola’s pecking order.
The 26-year-old has been impressive for England and is valued at £81m by Transfermarkt, despite his apparent struggles at City.
And if Newcastle were to meet that price tag, it could finance a City bid for Erling Haaland next summer without the need for the Premier League champions to break the bank.
With United expected to rival City for the Borussia Dortmund striker’s signature, that could be the biggest blow of all to Solskjaer’s plans.