RAHEEM STERLING has verbally agreed a new £300,000-per-week deal at Manchester City – but how will he rank among the highest-paid players in the Premier League?
“Raheem Sterling’s new wages at Manchester City will make him the highest-paid British player in the world”
Sterling is set to receive a huge pay rise, with his current deal at City – set to expire in just over 18 months – worth around £170,000 a week.
Talks over an extension have been ongoing for several months and now the 23-year-old has agreed terms with the Premier League champions.
It is a fitting reward for playing such an integral role in City’s title win last season, with his tally of 18 goals only bettered by clinical marksman Sergio Aguero.
Sterling’s new wages will make him the highest-paid British player in the world, but how will it compare to the biggest salaries in the Premier League?
According to CNBC, Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez is the highest-paid player in the English top flight.
Sanchez, who left Arsenal behind to join the Red Devils in January, earns a stunning £315,000-per-week at Old Trafford.
There is only one other Prem player who will be taking home more than Sterling.
And that is Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, who reportedly rakes in £306,250-per-week at the Emirates.
Paul Pogba will become the fourth highest-earning Premier League star when Sterling pens his new deal, as the United ace collects roughly £290,000-per-week.
His City counterpart Kevin De Bruyne comes next in the list with a wage of £280,000-per-week, which will see the Belgian bag £72.8m in five years at the Etihad.
The player making way for Sterling in the top five is Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku, who signed for United in a £75m switch from Everton back in 2017, earns £250,000 a week for the Red Devils.