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Raheem Sterling | Midfielder | #31

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 152

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Raheem Sterling scored the first two Champions League goals of his career—on his 21st birthday, no less—to lead Manchester City to a 4-2 comeback win against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The now 21-year-old led the line for Manchester City as manager Manuel Pellegrini opted to go without a central striker in the absence of Sergio Aguero after Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho failed to break through against Stoke City on Saturday. Manchester City was also buoyed by goals from Bony and David Silva in the win, which saw the club claim the top spot in the group after Juventus lost on matchday six. Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:20:00 PM
Source: Daily Mail

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Raheem Sterling grabbed a first half hat trick and Manchester were in cruise control in the second half as they cruised to a 5-1 win over AFC Bournemouth.

Without major players Sergio Aguero and David Silva available today, there was some speculation as to how the City attack would flow. Well, it flowed like Niagra Falls today, as they have smashed eleven goals now in their past two matches. Sterling's first came from a Bony assist, and Bony would account for the other two City goals, after having gone a long time since making a fantasy impact. Even Jesus Navas notched a pair of assists but Sterling was as good as his namesake today, using pace and good positioning to his advantage.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Raheem Sterling returned to the Manchester City starting line-up on Tuesday after missing out on Saturday with a minor hamstring complaint.

The former Liverpool speedster was restored to the City line-up that also features a returning David Silva but no Sergio Aguero who was healthy enough to make the bench. Expensive new arrivals Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi also had to settle for what has to be one of the most expensive and talented benches ever assembled. Aguero's presence on the bench likely means that Wilfried Bony will return to the bench for Week 6 in the Premier League.
Source: Twitter.com
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Raheem Sterling will be available for Tuesday nights’ UEFA Champions League tie v Juventus after missing the win at Selhurst Park because of a minor hamstring problem.

Sterling was a notable absentee when the team news was announced to face Crystal Palace and with David Silva – ankle – already missing, City’s 100 per cent record was at serious risk. Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony came in as Pellegrini went with an unfamiliar 4-4-2 and the Citizens were slow to get going. Injury matters were further compounded by the loss of Sergio Aguero midway through the first half. However the Argentines’ withdrawal only served to hand Kevin de Bruyne an early chance to impress following his £58m arrival from Wolfsburg. But it was teenager Kelechi Iheanacho who stole the headlines with a goal deep into injury time to keep the Citizens flying high in the league.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Raheem Sterling got his first goal for Manchester City from a Bacary Sagna assist as the league leaders beat Watford 2-0 at the Etihad.

It was a frustrating first half as City attacked but couldn't get off the mark with Sterling going close and other chances just not coming together. The second half started much differently with Sagna and Sterling hooking up within 90 seconds of the restart for City's first goal. Fernandinho followed-up not long afterward with his second of the season from a David Silva assist.
Source: espnfc.com
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Raheem Sterling was Manchester City's shining star in their 8-1 win over the Vietnam XI.

Manchester City was in control the entire way and was able to put eight goals in the back of the net. Aleksander Kolarov, David Silva, and Raheem Sterling all scored two a piece and Rony Lopes and Jose Angel Pozo added one each. It was a good warmup for Manchester, who go into the new season without their top striker - Sergio Aguero. Aguero is still on summer break following his participation in the Copa America. Sterling will get a chance to lead his team to a fast start with Aguero missing at least the first week of action.
Source: Goal.com
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:40:00 PM

The protracted move that will see Raheem Sterling move from Liverpool to Manchester City is finally nearing the end with the clubs having agreed on a price.

The player has been excused from Liverpool's pre-season tour and there are widespread reports that the deal is a formality at this point. The move sees Liverpool lose their second marquee player in two summers after Luis Suarez left for Barcelona last summer. You could call it three in two if you don't believe that Daniel Sturridge is likely to recover from his injury issues to be a reliable contributor in the near future. For City, Sterling brings potential upside over Jesus Navas on the pitch and on the administrative side of things he adds to the homegrown player list at City which was looking bleak. The price is incredibly high but with UEFA lifting City's FFP restrictions, it isn't like it's our money.
Source: espnfc.com
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Man City and Liverpool have agreed a fee of £49 million for the transfer of Raheem Sterling…

Finally. The transfer saga of the summer seems to be nearing a conclusion, with Liverpool and Man City agreeing a fee of £49m for Raheem Sterling. It is a million less than Liverpool’s valuation, but £24m more that City’s opening bid so while the moral victory might be at Anfield, Sterling will be at the Etihad. Subject to personal terms, of course. It was the turning down of a £100k deal that started this ball rolling in the first place, remember. The news will come as a relief to Manual Pellegrini, just 24-hours after the curious on/off Fabien Delph deal and a fair few weeks of do-si-doing with Juve’s Paul Pogba. The move could have a domino effect, nudging Edin Dzeko and/ or Stevan Jovetic closer to the Etihad exit. And possibly freeing up funds to for Liverpool to meet Aston Villa’s £32.5m release clause on Christian Benteke.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Man City target Raheem Sterling has been named the most valuable young player in Europe by the Soccerex 20 Football Value Index…

Despite topping the poll, ahead of the likes of PSG’s Marquinhos and Manchester United new boy Memphis De Pay, Sterling’s value has been set at just £35 million. I say ‘just’ because Man City have already had a £40m bid knocked back by Liverpool, who value him at £50m. And that is the one that counts, of course. Soccerex is essentially a networking organization that periodically produces studies like this, so their gravitas is limited. But it does to serve to demonstrate the gulf between PL transfer fees and the rest of the (real) world. According to these number Man United not only paid £7.2m over the odds for De Pay, but £15m over for ‘home grown’ Luke Shaw. And with Liverpool holding out for £50m for Sterling, it appears that a £15m hike is the going rate.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 05:15:00 AM

Liverpool prepare to take their spending past £80 million for the summer, which is good news for Man City as they launch a third bid to secure Raheem Sterling…

The Daily Express report that Liverpool are ready to meet Aston Villa’s £32.5 million release clause in Christian Benteke’s contract. The Belgian striker would be their sixth signing of the summer, taking their spending past £80 million. All of which is music to Manuel Pellegrini’s ears. City have already had offers of £25m and £40m for Raheem Sterling knocked back, but with an £80m hole in Liverpool’s budget it is widely thought that a third bid closer to £50m will finally land their man. Sterling reported back to pre-season training this morning and will no doubt want the matter dealt with quickly. Not least because he stands to pocket a £4m slice of his agents’ fee if a £50m deal is done, thanks to an unique contract arrangement.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:17:00 AM

Manchester City have apparently hit the targets UEFA set for them after running afoul of FFP regulations and the European governing body have lifted transfer and player expense restrictions for this summer.

Between PSG and Manchester City having restrictions lifted over the past week, there is the potential that the transfer market starts moving into high gear. The two big-spending clubs will likely be active with City especially eager to refresh their squad as they look to regain the Premier League title and push forward into the knockout stages of the Champions League. Raheem Sterling, Paul Pogba, and Kevin De Bruyne are all rumored targets for City now that the spending shackles are off.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 02:08:00 PM

Chelsea are one of a number of teams interested in Raheem Sterling but will not meet Liverpool's valuation of Sterling, which stands at £50m.

Sterling is a very sought after player at the moment so we won't be surprised if someone pays £50m for him, and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea budge on their self-imposed limit. Sterling is a great player and is only 20 years of age, so a £50m valuation is not out of the question considering he is only bound to improve from here on out. He has the potential to be one of the top 5 or 10 players in the league within the next few years and any team that gets him will be making a move in the right direction.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Raheem Sterling should be aware that The Etihad hasn’t been the happiest of hunting grounds for Englishmen in recent years…

On the face of it, Raheem Sterling ticks all the boxes for Man City this summer. He is young, English, has proved himself in the BPL and wants to play in the Champions League. But then so did Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair and Richard Wright. Sterling will be the first Englishman since the three mentioned to pass through the revolving door at City back in the summer of 2012. Rodwell arrived from Everton for £12 million, played seven times and joined Sunderland last summer. Sinclair cost £4 million less but managed five matches less before being shipped out to Aston Villa in January. Goalkeeper Wright joined on a free transfer after brief spells at Sheffield United, Ipswich (his third) and Preston. He is yet to make an appearance, but has been retained for another year as back up to Joe Hart and Willy Caballero. Raheem will hope he is not sat next to him all season.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 07:17:00 AM

Liverpool have told Man City to double their £25 million bid for unsettled winger Raheem Sterling

Liverpool’s valuation of Raheem Sterling has dropped from ‘not available at any price’ a month ago, to £60 million last week and now down to £50 million. With the final figure likely to settle at somewhere between that and the £25 million currently on the table from City. Liverpool would resist any deal with bitter rivals Man United and Arsenal already have a surplus of lightweight attacking midfielders, so Chelsea are the only real competition City face for Sterling’s signature (in the PL, at least). Plus, Joe Hart is currently the only Englishman in the first-team squad and has been quoted as saying that UEFA’s home-grown rules means bringing in English players is ‘top of the list’ at City, following the departure of Milner and Lampard.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 05:25:00 AM

A £25 million bid for Raheem Sterling is ‘imminent’ as Man City re-stock their home-grown quota.

Raheem Sterling and Man City look an increasingly good fit, as the PL runners-up have already lost ‘home grown’ Frank Lampard, James Milner and ‘club-grown’ Derek Boyata this summer. This means their Champions League squad could be down to just 20, after last year’s financial fair play punishment cut their numbers to just 21. City welcome back Marcos Lopes, Jason Denayer and Karim Rekik after loan spells and rising academy stars like Pozo could be added to the mix, but we can expect to see the City cheque book come out – with Sterling the outstanding home-grown option. England manager Roy Hodgson said Sterling required ‘thicker skin’ after he was roundly booed in the Republic of Ireland friendly. But a City move would be more palatable for Liverpool fans than to neighbors United, which has also been mooted.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 05:43:00 AM