Raheem Sterling contract: Man City star signs £15m-per-year extension

Rex Christensen
November 10, 2018

Raheem Sterling has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester City until 2023.

The 23-year-old England forward has been rewarded for his excellent form with an improved package that commits him to the club for the next five years.

Sterling, who joined City from Liverpool in a deal worth a potential £49million in 2015, was an integral member of last season's Premier League title-winning side and has begun the new campaign in fine style. "My development here has been incredible", he said, per BBC Sport.

Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: "This is a significant moment for the club".

The new deal is one of the most expensive in City's history and Sterling said: "I'm delighted to sign".

The England global has established himself as one of the Premier League's top attacking players, and put together a career year last season as City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup. "I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me", Sterling said.

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Just as significantly, he represents everything we want in our best young England players; technically gifted, focused, ambitious, hungry to learn and very intelligent tactically.

"Since Pep Guardiola arrived, Raheem's game has gone up a level so he now ranks alongside Harry Kane as England's best player".

"With the facilities we've got here there's no reason not to".

'We're all delighted he has committed his future to City'. Raheem was guaranteed to compete for the Premier League and Champions League every season, and work under one of the best managers of all-time.

The 23-year-old attacker has come on leaps and bounds at City since joining from Liverpool in 2015, a deal which may eventually cost the club almost £50 million ($A90 million).

'His statistics tell their own story.

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