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New deal makes Raheem Sterling one of the 'best paid players in BPL'

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 9:23 AM
Sterling alongside Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain after signing his new deal

Jamaican Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension at his Barclays Premier League (BPL) team Manchester City, committing him to the club until 2023 in a deal worth up to £300,000 per week.

The 23-year-old England forward's previous deal at Etihad Stadium was due to expire at the end of next season.

The British Broadcasting Corporation reports that the new contract will make Sterling one of the best-paid English players in the BPL.

"I'm delighted to sign. My development here has been incredible," Sterling said after the signing.

"I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It's paid off and I'm really grateful," he added.

Director of Football at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain called Sterling’s signing 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,” Begiristain said.

"He's quick, strong and excellent in front of goal - everything a modern-day forward needs to excel," he added.

Sterling, who has scored seven goals for the Manchester City this season, joined the club from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015.

He scored 23 goals last season as the Blues won the BPL and Carabao Cup.

Sterling, who was born in Marverly, St Andrew, has represented England 46 times.

Last month, he scored twice in a match against Spain, his first international goals in three years.

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