Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has has agreed to an extension of his contract to remain with the Citizens until at least 2023.
Sky Sports reported that in early November Sterling’s representatives had reached a verbal agreement with the player over a lucrative new deal.
The 23 year old’s contract was set to expire in 18 months although he will now remain at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2023.
The player told City’s website: “I’m delighted to sign. 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.”
The England international has recorded seven goals and five assists in 2018/19 under coach Pep Guardiola.
The England international joined City in 2015 and has hit 48 goals in 151 appearances for the reigning English Premier League champions.
Ciy’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “This is a significant moment for the Club. 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.”
-SA Breaking News