Manchester Metropolis are set to open talks with in-form winger Raheem Sterling over a brand new contract to lengthen his keep on the Etihad.
Though he nonetheless has two and a half years remaining on his present contract, Metropolis officers apparently really feel his performances within the group this season warrant a pay rise.
This information comes the day after Sterling scored a spectacular winner with the final kick of the sport to beat Southampton 2-1.
In response to Sky Sports, Metropolis didn’t give a timescale on when they are going to open talks with the 22-year-old, however along with his birthday solely per week away, a celebratory current may very well be within the offing (simply be certain that Yaya Toure will get a slice of cake).
Sterling appears to have discovered a brand new lease of life underneath supervisor Pep Guardiola this season after hypothesis in the course of the summer season switch window noticed him strongly linked with a transfer to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez heading the opposite manner.
Even when Metropolis do safe the signing of Sanchez, he will have a tricky activity disposing Sterling out of the beginning eleven, with the Englishman scoring 13 objectives in 19 video games and making him Metropolis’s high scorer forward of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane.
His objectives alone have earned Metropolis 9 factors this season -more than some other Premier League participant.
Sterling joined Metropolis for £49m from Liverpool in 2015 and has had his justifiable share of critics since his huge cash transfer.
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Nonetheless, nobody can argue his significance to this table-topping Manchester Metropolis aspect and hopefully he can replicate that with England in Russia at this summer season’s World Cup.