England and Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling, has officially signed a new five-year deal worth up to £300,000 a week with the Premiership champions, making him the highest-earning English footballer.
On signing the deal, the 23-year-old who has so far scored seven goals for Manchester City, said:
‘I’m delighted to sign – my development here has been incredible,’ Sterling said. ‘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.’
Manchester City sporting director 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.’