Raheem Sterling could be the subject of a new eight-part biopic to be screened next year, according to reports by The Times.
Sterling, who has starred for Manchester City and England for the last three seasons, is also in the midst of signing a flurry of new deals with external companies that will see him become one of the most marketed football players in the world.
The winger’s representatives have reportedly held talks with Amazon and Netflix, amongst other potential producers, with the aim of creating a series that would detail Sterling’s rise to prominence against tough odds and his work as a voice against racism in football – as well as his obvious talent on the pitch that has seen his stock rise to become one of the most prestigious athletes in the country.
Some of the commercial deals that Sterling has already signed include contracts with Gillette, Pepsi and Microsoft, with further commitments to H&M and Clarks in the offing. There’s a view that, as one of England’s key players and a man with a likeable personality and a story of resilience, Sterling is the ideal celebrity for many companies to want to be associated with.
Sterling is also collaborating on an advertisement for STATSports, due to be aired for the first time at half-time of Manchester City’s game against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
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