All that is now left before the Raheem Sterling transfer saga finally comes to a conclusion, is for the player to undergo a medical and sign on the dotted line for his new club Manchester City.
According to the Daily Mirror, the England international is now free to discuss terms after City and his current side Liverpool agreed a £49m fee, which included £44m heading to Merseyside up front.
The Mirror suggest that the 20-year-old will complete his medical today, and will sign a contract worth £180,000 a week. The Mirror report that the transfer fee, as well as the subsequent wages will make him the club’s first £100m player.
It had looked as if Sterling was set to be part of the Reds’ squad that departed for a pre-season tour of Asia and Australia yesterday. However, Brendan Rodgers was forced to withdraw the youngster as talks between the two clubs reached an advanced stage, as the Etihad side got closer to Liverpool’s £50m valuation of the player (via Mirror).
While City will be pleased to have finally got their man, Rodgers will be happy that he can now concentrate on the new Premier League campaign, without the questions continually lingering over Sterling’s future. The fact that his transfer kitty has received a major boost should also soften the blow of losing the talented youngster.