Manchester City are ‘confident‘ that they can agree a new deal with England star Raheem Sterling, which would make him the highest paid player in the club’s history, according to an exclusive report from The Metro.
Despite only signing a new bumper £300,000 contract 12 months ago, the club have contacted Raheem Sterling’s representatives and have held initial discussions about another contract renewal. This new deal has been rumoured to be worth around £380,000 a week – a deal which would make him the highest paid player in the club’s history.
There’s no surprise that the club want to tie down the winger to a new deal, with his form for both club and country skyrocketing over the last couple of seasons. In 2019 alone, Sterling has provided a staggering 54 goal involvements – only Lionel Messi of Barcelona (55) has more.
If this deal was to happen, he would join Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea as the most paid player in the Premier League. With Sterling set to have a busy summer, with England recently qualifying for Euro 2020, the club would like to get a deal done before the end of the season.
All the signals from the club is that discussions are progressing well and contrary to previous reports, Sterling’s decision does not depend on the future of Pep Guardiola. Leroy Sané is the only exception to the efficient contract business Manchester City. It is claimed that after Sterling is tied down to a new deal, they are set to turn attentions to Belgian ace, Kevin De Bruyne.
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