Manchester City decides to secure Raheem Sterling’s future at the Etihad after manager Pep Guardiola’s two-year contract extension earlier this week. Sterling would be offered a lump sum to prevail in his prime years at English Premier League.
The Premier League giants are reportedly turning their attention to some of City’s most prized assets, who could be in line for bumper new contracts.
Citizens have made new contracts for Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne their top priority after Guardiola’s agreement.
Sterling to have a significant pay rise with fresh terms, according to The Mirror, who claim that City are desperate to tie the 25-year-old down as he reaches his peak years.
Signed from Liverpool for £49million in 2015, Sterling is also one of the club’s most marketable faces when it comes to promoting commercial deals.
Kevin De Bruyne is another player whom the four-time Premier League champions are also looking to do business with. With Belgium International confirming that he intends to stay put in Manchester talks over a new deal for the 29-year-old are expected to go smoothly.
Club bosses see Guardiola’s new deal as a hefty statement of intent – and in January they intend to strengthen their hand further by opening formal talks with Lionel Messi about bringing the Barcelona superstar to Manchester.
Son and Mourinho send Spurs top after thrashing City
Tottenham Hotspur‘s latest league fixture claimed a fourth straight win to go two points clear at the top of the table.
The South Korean international So Heung Min struck the leading ninth goal to took Spurs top in the points table, beating Man city with 2-0.
A fourth successive victory sends Jose Mourinho’s side two points above Chelsea, whom they face next. Manchester City are now struggling at 10th with just 12 points from 8 league fixtures.
Mourinho’s recent victory over Guardiola will be special for the Portuguese, after their recent spat off the pitch.
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