Manchester City 11/4 to win Premier League title after signing Raheem Sterling
Manchester City second favourites for 2015/16 Premier League title, with Raheem Sterling arriving for £49 million
July 23rd, 2015
It has been a long drawn-out affair although Raheem Sterling has finally become a Manchester City player.
It became clear several weeks ago that Sterling had no interest in signing a new deal at Liverpool FC although the Merseyside club were reluctant to sell the England international until the right valuation was made.
This was especially down to having to give QPR 20% of the fee from Manchester City, with Rangers having insisted on this following Liverpool’s acquisition of Sterling as a teenager.
City finally have their man for a fee in the region of £49 million, with the bookies now making Manuel Pellegrini’s team an 11/4 chance to reclaim their Premier League title.
Sterling is sure to play a regular role for the Citizens, with the winger determined to demonstrate that he can live up to his outlandish transfer fee and bet365 are among those firms going 11/4 about a Manchester City title triumph.
Sterling could form part of a three-pronged midfield attack behind Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium, with Samir Nasri and David Silva likely to play alongside someone who has the potential to become one of the world’s best.
Liverpool will be glad to have the whole issue sorted in what has been an ugly affair, with the Reds looking to potentially reinvest the money from Sterling on Christian Benteke who is currently odds-on to leave Aston Villa for Anfield.
Pellegrini will feel happy that Sterling has finally passed the medical and put pen to paper, with the player having the potential to develop into a world-class talent even if his end product leaves something to be desired.