Raheem Sterling becomes highest-paid British player with new contract of £300,000 a week

The 23-year-old became British footballer Raheem Sterling has signed a new five-year deal worth up to £300,000 a week, making him the highest-earning English footballer.

On signing the deal, the Manchester City forward said,”I’m delighted to sign,” said the England international. “My development here has been incredible.

“I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s paid off 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 has come on leaps and bounds under the tutelage of manager Pep Guardiola, but recently talk has grown over the forward’s future, with his existing deal set to expire in 2020.

Sterling, who was raised near Wembley Stadium, remains close to his London roots and it is understood the forward will be investing in an academy in the north of the capital.

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.

‘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.’

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