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Jamaican Born Raheem Sterling Becomes England’s Most Expensive Footballer

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Jamaican Born Raheem Sterling Becomes England’s Most Expensive Footballer

The Caribbean can now add another one to the record books of sports as another talented athlete shatters the myth that claims size matters. Jamaican born Raheem Sterling, who is just at the age of 20, has become England’s most expensive footballer.

On Tuesday, after a wearisome move costing 49 million pounds, ($76.2 million USD) Sterling joined Manchester City leaving Premier League rival Liverpool.
Sterling is set to earn £200,000 (US$311,248) per week after signing a five-year contract at the club which will earn him over £50 million (US$77.8 million) – around £10 million (US$15.5 million) a year – during the course of his stay at the two-time Premier League winner.

This costly transfer totally dethroned the previous record for an English player which was 35 million pounds (then $56-million) – which Liverpool paid Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll in 2011.

Although Sterling is only 20, Manchester City believes that this gifted, quick forward  is already a star talent and worth the price tag.

“Raheem Sterling is one of the best attacking players in world football, and I am very much looking forward to him joining our squad out in Australia later this week,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini from the pre-season tour. He added, “He is a young player with outstanding ability, and I am sure the Manchester City fans will be very excited about seeing him in action for the team.”

In an interview, he told reporters “It’s a good feeling and a really happy time for me and my family. I’m just glad it’s all over and done with and I can’t wait to get on the training field.”