Sterling fueled recent Barca rumors by saying he wouldn't rule out leaving his present club, adding that he may potentially be interested in playing overseas, as cited by the Manchester Evening News at the FT Business of Sport US Summit.
“I’m not a person that’s going to complain. I’ve not tried to make it a bigger deal than it actually is,” Sterling said.
“I get on with my work, do what I need to do. And I’m just raring to go — playing football matches regularly, score goals regularly.”
He added: “If I want my happiness at a certain level I need to be playing football. I need to be scoring goals and enjoying myself.
“If there was the opportunity to go somewhere else for more game time I would be open to it at this moment in time.
“As I said, football is the most important thing to me — challenges that I have set myself from a young age and dreams as well.
“As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I’ve always thought you know maybe one day I’d love to play abroad to see how I would come up against that challenge.”