Alun Wyn Jones Report: Raheem Sterling, Manchester City Discussing New Long-Term Contract

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Alun Wyn Jones LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is reportedly in talks to his extend his contract at the Etihad Stadium, which would make him the highest earner at the club.

Sky Sports News reported that City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain and Chief Operating Officer Omar Berrada held “positive” initial negotiations with Sterling’s representatives on Monday.

The forward’s current £275,000-per-week deal was signed in November 2018 and isn’t scheduled to expire until June 2023, but it’s suggested City’s new offer would raise his wages to more than £350,000 per week.

That’s the salary City’s current top earner, Kevin De Bruyne, takes home after he agreed an extension until 2023 in January 2018.

The Citizens are said to be relaxed over negotiations considering Sterling has more than three years remaining on his current terms, but it’s possible his form has encouraged the club to lock him down.

Sky Sports News referred to recent reports that Real Madrid—perhaps one of the few teams that could tempt Sterling and realistically fund a deal—were showing an interest.

Sterling, 24, has grown into his talismanic role at the Etihad and often plays a cr

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