Raheem Sterling has consistently insisted that his desire to leave Liverpool is not about money, but despite this, a source has told the Daily Telegraph that a transfer to Manchester City would result in a bumper payday for the 20-year-old.
The report claims that City are readying a final bid that’ll be very close to our £50m valuation, and should we accept and the winger is granted his move, he’ll collect £4m before he even pulls on the Sky Blue strip.
This is because his controversial agent Aidy Ward has agreed to give Sterling a 50% cut of his agent fee should a £50m transfer with wages of over £100k-per-week for five years be agreed.
Normally players only receive immediate bumper pay-offs should they join a new club on a Bosman deal, but the Telegraph claim that Sterling’s arrangement with Ward is ‘unusual’.
The pair have been rightly panned in the media after Ward claimed his client wouldn’t accept a £900k-per-week deal at Liverpool (via Evening Standard) back in May.
If Sterling does join City, he can expect one of the most ferocious receptions in Premier League history upon his Anfield return.