Liverpool seems to have put the long standing contract saga to bed by agreeing a new five-year contract with Raheem Sterling worth £100,000-a-week.
Liverpool will give their fans the much-needed good news of Sterling’s new contract, following Gerrard’s decision to quit Liverpool at the end of current season. Sterling’s new deal is expected to cost Liverpool in the region of £25 Million. Deal is expected to be agreed by end of the month.
Brendan Rodgers will hope to reach to the agreement quickly as Liverpool have stepped up the negotiations with 20-year-old-England International. Sterling has two more years left on his current contract and Brendan Rodgers sees Sterling as Liverpool’s new talisman.
Liverpool need to extend Sterling’s contract following a strong interest from Real Madrid, who are preparing a £60 Million bid to sign the dazzling winger from Liverpool. Raheem Sterling has been Liverpool’s go-to man in the current season as he has been playing up top in absence of Balotelli and Lambart.
Sterling has been at Anfield since 2010 when Liverpool signed him from QPR. Sterling is expected to sign an improved contract which he penned in December 2012. Sterling’s current contract has two more years left on it. Liverpool are fully aware of the genuine interest from the top European clubs in Sterling and are expected to wrap a £100,000-a-week deal with Sterling in coming few days.
This news has been confirmed by Telegraph and Liverpool Echo. One of the sources said: “It was always the club’s intention to show Raheem how much we value him and the belief is the new contract will be in place by the end of the month.”
The new deal hardly comes as a surprise since Sterling won the 2014 Golden Boy award, which is the highest honour for an Under-21 player in Europe. Golden Boy award is awarded by the leading Sports Journalists in the world. Given how Sterling fits in Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool’s system, Sterling could be the next iconic player Liverpool will speak highly of in coming years.
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