Man City in talks with Raheem Sterling over mega new contract

Date published: Wednesday 18th March 2020 7:21

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Manchester City are in talks with Raheem Sterling over a new contract, according to a report.

The England man, who signed for City from Liverpool in a controversial transfer in 2015, is understood to be in discussions over an improved deal.

Sterling, 25, is under contract at The Etihad until 2023, but Italian reporter Nicolo Shira claims talks are underway over extending that by 12 months and raising his wages.

The winger, who penned a deal in November 2018 worth a reported £300,000 a week, is set to agree a new contract worth around £18.5m a year or £357,000 a week.

Following breaches of the Financial Fair Play rules, the Citizens were handed a two-year ban from European competitions, though the club are hopeful of successfully appealing the decision.

 

 

 

If upheld, the possibility of several of Pep Guardiola’s top stars departing in search of Champions League football would be a devastating situation for the club.

Earlier this month the Daily Mail claimed City will look to prevent that scenario from occurring for two of their brightest talents by offering them fresh terms after their upcoming round of 16 tie with Real Madrid.

The article stated that midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne and England forward Raheem Sterling would be offered increases on their £280,000 and £300,000 per week salaries respectively.

Man City have made a point of tying down their top talents to long-term contracts while still having several years remaining, with Leroy Sane and John Stones their only players under the age of 30 to not have at least three years remaining on their current deals.

 

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