Raheem Sterling is set to end speculation over his future after news emerged that he has “verbally” agreed a new deal with Manchester City.
The 23-year old is in the final two years of his current contract at The Emirates, and with the club and player seemingly at an impasse over an extension, other clubs, including Real Madrid, were beginning to watch his situation with interest.
However, all that looks likely to be resolved with a new contract which is set to run until the summer of 2023 and will reportedly make Sterling one of City’s biggest earners.
The England forward joined City for an initial £44 million from Liverpool in the summer of 2015, and has since gone on to make more than appearances for the club, scoring 48 times.
If he does sign his new deal, then he will be following in the footsteps of Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero who have all extended their stays at the club in recent months.
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