Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been among the most impressive players this season and the 21-year-old “will make history”, teammate David Silva has said.
Sterling, who joined City from Liverpool during the off-season, has scored eight goals in 23 appearances so far, including his first hat-trick in the 5-1 dismantling of Bournemouth in October.
“He (Sterling) is going to make history. He’s technically very gifted and he’s got a lot more to come,” Silva said ahead of City’s clash with Arsenal.
“He has only just turned 21, so he is going to improve and get more experience, and read the games a lot better.
“He has a lot more time to prove how good he is — and he is pretty good already. It’s not just his ability either. He has a great personality that is going to help him a lot.”
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City bolstered their squad over the summer by bringing in big money signings, including Sterling and Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, after a disappointing title defence last season when they finished eight points behind champions Chelsea at second.
“It was very pleasing to see the club bring in players of the quality of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling,” Silva said. “They are young players, fresh players and they bring that on to the pitch, too.”
City sit third in the table but head into Monday night’s top-of-the-table clash with second-placed Arsenal having failed to win in their last four away games.
Victory at the Emirates Stadium would ensure they leapfrog Arsenal to second place behind Leicester City, heading into the festive period.
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