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Man City star Sterling signs £15m-a-year contract extension

18:00 GMT 09/11/2018
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 2018-19
The England international had been linked with Real Madrid but will now remain at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2023

Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City, the club have announced.

Sterling is now tied to the club until 2023 after agreeing a lucrative new deal that could earn him as much as £300,000 per week. 

City had been trying to renew the England international’s contract since last season but only reached a break through in the past few weeks

The 23-year-old had been linked with a move to Real Madrid but has now committed his future to City for the next five years.

“I’m delighted to sign," Sterling said in a club release. "My development here has been incredible. I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s really paid off for me and I’m really grateful.

“Every season you come in you want to do better than your previous season. You want to try and develop and get better.

“With the facilities we’ve got here there’s no reason not to. With the coaching staff and the players we have in this team it’s the perfect environment to develop and get better.”

Sterling is in his fourth season with City after joining the club from Liverpool in 2015. 

The England international 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

Sterling scored 23 goals and added 17 assists in 46 matches across all competitions in 2017-18, and has continued that form into this season with seven goals in 14 games in all competitions.

“This is a significant moment for the club," Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain said.

"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.”