It’s January, which means transfer rumors regarding some of the world’s best players are all the rage right now. One name that isn’t likely to be attached to a transfer away from his current club is Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling.
That’s because, according to multiple reports Saturday night, Sterling is set to sign a brand new, five-year contract that will pay the 20-year old attacker between £100,000 and £120,000 per week. The deal is widely expected to be completed and signed by the end of January, committing Sterling’s future to Liverpool — financially, at least — until 2020.
Sterling reportedly rejected Liverpool’s first offer, thought to be £70,000 per week, earlier this season. The new deal will reportedly also be full of incentives — assumedly rewarding Sterling for hitting appearance and goal milestones, as well as a number of individual player honors — as was the case with Daniel Sturridge’s recently-signed new deal.
Sterling has scored eight goals and assisted on five others in all competitions for Liverpool at the halfway point of the 2014-15 season.