English footballer, Raheem Sterling, has verbally agreed a mammoth new Man City deal that could be worth £300,000 per week.
Sterling and City have been in talks for over 12 months but a conclusion is now in sight after both parties reached an agreement over the basic wage and the exact structure of the bonuses which will significantly boost his earnings.
The 23-year-old had communicated his desire to stay at City to club representatives earlier this season, but work was still required to find common ground over his value to the Premier League champions.
According to SportMail, Sterling’s improved wages will see him become one of City’s top earners on £300,000-per-week, and the best paid English footballer.
Sources familiar with the deal believe that the size of his new contract for the footballer who previously earns £180,000 a week will become the first Englishman to ever surpass £100million in career earnings, including commercial deals and bonuses before he reaches the age of 25.
Manchester City signed the forward for a fee of £49m from Liverpool back in July 2015.
Kevin De Bruyne is currently City’s highest paid player and, and is paid the Euro equivalent of £200,000 per week.