Mammoth Reds deal on the verge of completion.
Raheem Sterling will have his medical with Manchester City today after Liverpool agreed a deal to sell him for £44m plus add-ons, according to trusted BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein via his official Twitter account.
The England international could end up costing £49m in total, according to a previous report from the BBC, with the Reds doing well to get such a lot of money for the relatively unproven young forward.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 13, 2015
Playing in a number of different roles last season, including as a striker, a winger and even an attack-minded wing-back, Sterling managed eight goals and eight assists in total – far from the kind of numbers normally associated with a world class player and one so expensive.
Still, the 20-year-old Sterling has shown great potential at such a young age and could still improve vastly upon completing a move to the Etihad Stadium, where he will get the chance to play with a slightly higher calibre of player, as well as testing himself in the Champions League.
Liverpool missed out on a top four spot last term to see them drop out of Europe’s top club competition, but runners-up City will be taking part once again and will hope that this exciting signing can help them progress further than they have done in recent seasons.
Ornstein says Sterling is set to travel for his medical, meaning this big move is nearly done and will surely become one of the stories of the whole summer if, as he says, it is announced on Tuesday.