Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling has climbed up the ladder as one of the highest paid players in the Premier League, after the English man signed a new three- year contract worth £300,000 a week deal with City.
This now put to rest all the speculations Raheem Sterling leaving Manchester City at the end of the season, as his contact was due to expire at the end of next season.
This new move will now see him at the club till 2023.
Raheem Sterling who is still just 23, while speaking on the new contract said:
“I’m delighted to sign. My development here has been incredible,” said Sterling.
“I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s paid off and I’m really grateful.”
Sterling, has scored over 50 goals in three years since he joined City from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015.
City 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.”
Scoring: “With time and watching myself over on clips, I started to realise what I was doing in front of goal. I stopped rushing, took my time and started being more ruthless and not thinking about it too much and do what you do every day on the training pitch.”
Team-mates: “It’s a club where you are expected to challenge on all fronts, you know you are expected to win stuff. You enjoy that but at the same time it is a bit of pressure. Players like David [Silva] and Sergio [Aguero] have done it year in year out, not just for their club but for their countries.”
Life at City: “It’s massive, that’s one of the reasons I came here – seeing the vision. Playing against City in the past the way they moved the ball then was scary. The vision the club gave me sold me straight away. How we’ve developed with Pep with and without the ball, it’s always nice for attacking players to have as much possession as possible, It’s been a real joy.”
The future: “There’s definitely a lot more (to come), there’s stuff I’m still working on, there’s never a time where I feel this is where it stops, I always want to get better and get my numbers up, score more goals and get more assists. If I’m producing and other players are producing that will only help the team.”
Sterling will be looking to improve on his finishing in front of goal when they come against Manchester United on Sunday.