England striker underwent a medical today and is set to fly out to Australia once his £44m move is completed
Raheem Sterling has completed a medical ahead of his £44m move to Manchester City.
The 20-year-old is set to be confirmed as City’s first major signing of the summer – when he puts pen to paper on a five-year deal.
Sterling underwent the formalities of a medical at private clinic the Wilmslow hospital today. Once the paperwork is completed he is due board a flight to Australia to begin working with his new team-mates.
It will bring to an end what has been one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer. City had bids of £25m and £35m plus add-ons rejected by Liverpool, with the Anfield club determined to get £50m for their forward.
City were always confident they could land one of the most sought-after young players in Europe for less than that figure and finally reached a compromise over the weekend.
According to Manchestereveningnews, Pellegrini made Sterling one of their top targets this summer along with Kevin de Bruyne and Paul Pogba. They have since cooled their interest in Pogba due to Juventus’ £71m price tag – but a deal could be resurrected if the Italians are willing to lower their valuation.
City are also keen on wrapping up a move for Wolfsburg playmaker De Bruyne, who could cost around £40m.