Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described Raheem Sterling’s valuation as “a problem”.
Speaking at his first press conference as City manager, Guardiola was asked on the future of Sterling.
The winger endured a difficult Euro 2016 campaign with England, and has been subject of vociferous criticism, particularly from national newspapers.
But Guardiola has defended the 21-year-old, and hopes to “show us what a good player he is” by working with him.
“I hear the last 10 days what happened, especially with Sterling,” Guardiola said.
“Of course he has a little problem that the money they paid is always in the mind of the people but I am curious, I am looking forward to working with him to try to help him, to show him how good a player he is.
“And not just him, Joe Hart and the other English players.
“In Barcelona, it was the basis of the Spanish players. In Bayern, it was the basis of the German team. Here, the English players are so expensive. But I will try to help them.”