City’s Ster­ling signs con­tract ex­ten­sion

New Straits Times - - SPORT -

MANCH­ESTER: Manch­ester City’s in-form winger Raheem Ster­ling has signed a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion to keep him at the club through to 2023, the English cham­pi­ons said on Fri­day.

The 23-year-old Eng­land player, who has seven goals in 14 games this sea­son, said he was in the best place to im­prove, hav­ing played in sev­eral po­si­tions un­der Pep Guardiola.

Bri­tish me­dia said Ster­ling’s deal was worth up to £300,000 (RM1.6 mil­lion) a week, which would put him among the best paid play­ers in the league.

“I’m de­lighted to sign,” he told the City web­site https://www.mancity.com/news/first-team/first­team-news/2018/november/raheem-ster­ling-manch­ester-city­con­tract-ex­ten­sion-news. “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.”

Ster­ling joined City from Liver­pool for £49 mil­lion in 2015 and won the league ti­tle and League Cup last sea­son.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant mo­ment for the Club,” added City’s Di­rec­tor of Foot­ball Txiki Be­giris­tain.

“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. We’re all de­lighted he has com­mit­ted his fu­ture to City.”

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