Tuesday 16 July 2019

Raheem Sterling puts pen-to-paper on a lucrative new contract at Manchester City

Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in 2015 (Adam Davy/PA)
Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in 2015 (Adam Davy/PA)
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Raheem Sterling has signed a new contract with Manchester City through to 2023, the Premier League champions have announced.

Advisers for the England winger have been negotiating a new deal with City for several weeks, with reports suggesting the contract could be worth up to £300,000-a-week.

"I'm delighted to sign," stated Sterling. "My development here has been incredible. I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s paid off and I'm really grateful.

"Every season you come in you want to do better than your previous season. You want to try and develop and get better.

"With the facilities we've got here there's no reason not to. With the coaching staff and the players we have in this team it's the perfect environment to develop and get better."

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: "This is a significant moment for the Club. Raheem has improved dramatically in the past two seasons and is now one of the Premier League's best attacking players. His statistics tell their own story.

"He's quick, strong and excellent in front of goal – everything a modern-day forward needs to excel. We're all delighted he has committed his future to City."

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