Sterling agrees new five-year contract with Manchester City

Sterling agrees new five-year contract with Manchester City

Raheem Sterling has agreed on a new five-year deal with Manchester City.

According to Press Association Sport, a new and improved five-year contract has now been verbally agreed with the 23-year-old  to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

Sterling became British football’s most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium in a deal rising to £49million.

The former Liverpool flyer has come on leaps and bounds under the tutelage of manager Pep Guardiola, but recent talk has grown over the forward’s future, with his existing deal set to expire in 2020.

The forward played a key role in City’s record-breaking title triumph last term and this season has netted four goals in eight Premier League appearances in all competitions.

The player’s future at the club has been a hot topic since the start of the season.

Guardiola said ahead of August’s Community Shield encounter with Chelsea that there was “no doubt” City wanted him to stay but left the situation in the hands of Sterling’s representative and City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain.

There has now been a breakthrough in terms for the England international, who started his career in the youth set-up at QPR but left without making an appearance in 2010.

Sterling is said to be waiting for potential premises to become available from Brent Council.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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