Etihad Stadium side to invest vast sum in Anfield talent.
Man City’s likely capture of Liverpool star Raheem Sterling is set to cost the Etihad Stadium side almost £100m according to the Daily Express.
The big-spending Premier League side had failed with two earlier bids for the England man but their latest offer of £49m has apparently been accepted by the Anfield side.
Sterling had essentially forced his exit by refusing to negotiate a new deal with his Merseyside employers and a summer transfer was only really a matter of time.
£44m of the fee will be up front with another £5m based on Sterling’s success at Man City, a significant portion of that fee then being owed to the Liverpool man’s previous club QPR, which will make the 20-year-old the most expensive England player of all time.
Sterling’s £200k a week salary, over the course of his five year deal, will cost Man City another £50m and is a massive sum to invest in a player of such tender years and is perhaps indicative of the club’s owners desperation to make an impact after an average 2014/15 campaign that saw the club meekly surrender their Premier League title to Chelsea.