Liverpool update – Raheem Sterling contract agreed

Gareth Thomas Football 1 Comment

Liverpool’s negotiations with wing wizard Raheem Sterling have been long and drawn out. Now the Daily Star understand he will sign his new deal within the week and the 19-year-old will be earning £100,000-per-week.

Raheem Sterling began his career at Queen’s Park Rangers where he spent most of his youth career before moving to the Liverpool academy in February 2010. He worked his way into contention for a first team spot, making his Premier League debut with the big boys in March 2012.

In the 2012/13 season Sterling began a regular player in the Liverpool squad as he appeared in 24 Premier League fixtures but it was last season which catapulted him to one of the hottest prospects in world football. He would play 37 times in all competitions scoring 10 times and appearing in 33 out of 38 Premier League matches. However this campaign Sterling has struggled with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge missing meaning he has become somewhat overwhelmed but even so, the Reds wish to hold on to their talisman.

It is thought Sterling will now earn £100,000-per-week which is considerably more than his current £30,000-per-week and will have a release clause of a staggering £60m. As Spanish giants Real Madrid circle, Liverpool chiefs wish to keep hold of Sterling or at least maximise profit for the youngster.