Manchester City ‘will offer Raheem Sterling new contract and pay rise’ on current £300k-a-week deal as they look to secure England star during peak years of his career
- Raheem Sterling will reportedly be offered a new contract by Manchester City
- England star’s existing £300,000-a-week deal has over two years to run
- But City wish to ensure they have Sterling for the peak years of his career
- Kevin De Bruyne’s contract talks are also progressing after Pep Guardiola signed
- City’s manager extended his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2023 last week
Talks over securing Belgian De Bruyne’s future at the Etihad Stadium are progressing well and he is expected to sign a contract worth £350,000-a-week lasting until 2025.
Manchester City ‘will offer Raheem Sterling a new contract’ as they look to secure the England forward, 25, during the peak years of his career
Sterling is set to enjoy another fine season with five goals and four assists already
And the Sunday Mirror report City’s hopes that Sterling, 25, will also extend his contract in the wake of the Guardiola news.
Sterling’s current £300,000-a-week still has more than two years to run but City believe there is still much more to come from the forward as his market value rises.
He has developed into a world class player during Guardiola’s time in charge. Having scored 10 goals in the manager’s first season, Sterling has since returned 23, 25 and 31 goals, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups.
Manager Pep Guardiola signed a contract extension last week through until 2023
City are also confident another star asset, Kevin De Bruyne, will commit to a new contract
His importance to City is underlined by the fact he has been involved in every one of their matches so far this season, starting all three in the Champions League and seven of eight in the Premier League.
Sterling has so far scored five times and contributed four assists.
He was a late substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur having returned early from international duty with England.