Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling signs contract extension

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling signs contract extension

The 23-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 14 games this season, will remain at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2023.

Believe me, what the people said about this action I didn't understand. "My development here has been incredible", he said, per BBC Sport. That decision was perceived to be for money at the time but Carragher is convinced Sterling made the right choice as a youngster, even if it was bad news for The Reds. It's really paid off for me and I'm really grateful.

Sterling joined City from Liverpool for £49 million in 2015 and won the league title and League Cup last season.

Capped 46 times by England, he scored twice against Spain last month - his first worldwide goals for three years. Raheem was guaranteed to compete for the Premier League and Champions League every season, and work under one of the best managers of all-time. "His statistics tell their own story", Begiristain said.

'He's quick, strong and excellent in front of goal - everything a modern-day forward needs to excel.

The new deal comes in the week that German news magazine Der Spiegel alleged City overvalued sponsorship deals to help meet Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

"I think this time I realised it's unfair because I don't know why you should criticise Raheem", Guardiola told a news conference. You enjoy that but at the same time it is a bit of pressure.

Life at City: "It's massive, that's one of the reasons I came here - seeing the vision".

Referee Victor Kassai pointed to the spot in City's 6-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday when Sterling tripped himself up, kicking the floor trying to chip the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper. The vision the club gave me sold me straight away. "With the coaching staff and the players we have in this team it's the ideal environment to develop and get better". He is precisely the type of player we have previously stated English academies do not produce.

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