Winger and midfielder Raheem Sterling on Friday has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City. The 23-year-old Jamaican born English international will stay in the club until 2023 after agreeing to a lucrative new deal of £15 million a year.
Sterling, who has scored seven goals in 14 games this season, will remain at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2023, announced City’s website.
“I’m delighted to sign. My development here has been incredible. I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s paid off and I’m really grateful,” said Sterling, who notched seven goals and added five assists in the current season.
He joined the City from Liverpool in 2015 and has scored 48 goals in 151 appearances. He scored 23 goals and added 17 assists in 46 matches across all competitions in 2017-18, helping the club win the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added said, “This is a significant moment for the Club. Raheem has improved dramatically in the past two seasons and is now one of the Premier League’s best-attacking players. His statistics tell their own story.”
Sterling's original contract was due to expire in 18 months, but he has now committed his long-term future to the club. He has been capped 46 times for England and scored twice against Spain last month.