Ster­ling signs 3-year con­tract ex­ten­sion with Man City

The Sunday Guardian - - Sports -

Manch­ester City for­ward Raheem Ster­ling has signed a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion that will keep him at the English Pre­mier League (EPL) gi­ants un­til 2023, the club an­nounced.

Ster­ling, who has scored seven goals in 14 ap­pear­ances this sea­son, said he was at the best club to con­tinue im­prov­ing as a foot­baller, re­ports Efe.

“I›m de­lighted to sign,” he said, ac­cord­ing to a state- ment dis­trib­uted by Manch­ester City on Fri­day night. “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.”

City›s di­rec­tor of foot­ball, Txiki Be­giris­tain, added: “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.”

Hav­ing ar­rived from Liver­pool for 49 mil­lion pounds un­der cur­rent man­ager Pep Guardi­ola› s pre­de­ces­sor Manuel Pellegrini, the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional has de­vel­oped into one of City›s main at­tack­ing weapons.

The con­tract ex­ten­sion is a re­ward for the fine form he has shown since the start of City› s record- break­ing cam­paign last sea­son, dur­ing which he scored 23 goals and as­sisted 17 in 46 matches in all com­pe­ti­tions. IANS

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