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£99m Man City Raheem Sterling: Calculating the cost of move to sign Liverpool youngster

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.

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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.

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