£49m: Liverpool FC agree Sterling transfer to Manchester City
17:58, 12 JULY 2015
BY NEIL JONES
Youngster will leave Anfield subject to medical and personal terms Liverpool FC have agreed the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in a deal worth £49m. The 20-year-old has been given permission to speak to the Etihad club and will complete the transfer subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms.No hitches are anticipated and Sterling is likely to be confirmed as a City player in the next 24 hours.
It brings to an end a protracted and acrimonious saga which dates back many months when Sterling rejected a new £100,000-a-week contract at Anfield. In the past few weeks Manchester City have had bids totalling £35m and £40m rejected by Liverpool who have always insisted they valued the England youngster at £50m.It is understood the deal that has been struck is worth a total of £49m, including performance-related add-ons.
The issue had become amplified this week as Liverpool prepared to depart for a two and a half week pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East.
Sterling reported back for training on Monday but met Brendan Rodgers to inform him he did not want to travel with the squad.
He then missed two days of training citing illness but returned to Melwood on Friday and reported for duty on Sunday morning before the team’s flight to Bangkok.
Liverpool however chose not to take him with Manchester City having entered formal negotiations for the player. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/49m-liverpool-fc-agree-sterling-9640842
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