Liverpool agrees £49m deal for sterling offered by Manchester City
The rumours about Raheem Sterling leaving Liverpool were spreading since he turned down £100,000-a-week contract extension offered by Brendan Rodgers in April this year. However, despite such rumours, Brendan Rodgers insists that Raheem Sterling will not be leaving Liverpool this summer.
Knowing Sterling want a move away from Anfield, Manchester City started chasing the 20-years-old England international. Despite that the 20-year-old is under contract with Liverpool until 2017 and they were in no mood to release him, Manchester City had tabled a bid of £25m with another £5m add-ons for the Liverpool forward in April 2015. Liverpool has rejected the offer and was understood to be holding out £50m for the England star.
Manchester city left no stone unturned to bring Sterling on Etihad. City has made an improved offer of £40million in the last week of June for the England star but it was too rejected by Liverpool as soon as it made. However, in the knowledge that sterling wants to quit the club and is keen on a move to the Etihad Stadium, the Reds would reluctantly agree to do business if their £50million valuation is met.
The question then arose that will Manchester City going to make a third bid for Sterling? The answer to which City gave by offering £49m for sterling that was quite in the region what Liverpool is demanding. The news posted by The Guardian claims that Liverpool formally agreed on the discussed fee and ready to release Sterling for Manchester City.