Jamie Carragher backs Raheem Sterling’s demand of getting a pay rise as the Manchester City winger set to sign a new contract to extend his stay at Manchester City.
Talks regarding a new contract have already taken place and it is only a matter of time before the 23 year old signs on the dotted line. City are pretty confident in reaching a deal with the youngster and it could be done in anytime.
Sterling is on the verge of getting a huge increment to his current wage and he could pocket in the rage of £300,000 per week. The winger has become an indispensable part of Guardiola’s line up and further strengthened his position with two goals and two assists in the last match.
Carragher said, “We are hearing reports that Sterling is on the verge of signing a big contract and maybe there are eyebrows raised because of the figures involved, but when you look at the stats, he is in the company of players who are earning those figures and people are saying are the best players in the league.
“Go back to England in the summer and this lad gets far too much criticism. When you look at what this lad is achieving, the move to Manchester City, the pressure and the price-tag. Plus Pep Guardiola, who everyone wants to play for, came in and can get players from Spain and anywhere in the world”
“This young English lad is thriving under maybe the best manager in the world and in the best team in the league. He deserves everything he gets.”