Manchester City star Raheem Sterling to set up his own agency as he prepares to negotiate a new deal
It’s Agent Sterling! Manchester City star Raheem starts to set up his own football agency as he prepares to negotiate his own new contract – as does teammate Kevin De Bruyne.
- Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has made moves off the field
- The England international is in the process of setting up his own football agency
- Sterling will conduct its own contract negotiations with the front runners
- His mother is listed as a director of 16ninetytwo Sports Management Limited
Raheem Sterling is setting up his own football agency – and will even be negotiating his own contract with Manchester City.
The forward’s mother, Nadine Clarke, is listed as the sole director of 16ninetytwo Sports Management Limited as players are not allowed to act as middlemen under FA rules.
Sterling split from his long-term agent, Aidy Ward, last year and will enter talks with City at the end of the season, when he has two more years left on his existing deal.
Raheem Sterling is setting up his own agency and will be conducting his own contract negotiations
The 26-year-old has no plans to hire another counsel and will break down his own personal terms with legal advice from Northridge Law, whose clients include Sterling’s English colleague Jadon Sancho.
Sterling’s day-to-day involvement with 16netytwo is unclear, but it is clear that while they have not yet signed up clients, preliminary talks have taken place with several players.
While it’s still uncommon for high-profile English players to become agents, Ryan Bertrand acted as a consultant for his agency, First Access Sports.
Sterling plans to stay in the football industry after his player career and is involved with another commercial vehicle, Raheem Sterling Promotions, of which Clarke is also a director.
Sterling follows the example of Kevin De Bruyne, who negotiated his new contract himself
Sterling’s desire to personally take charge of his own career follows suit from teammate Kevin De Bruyne, who this week signed a new four-year deal worth over £ 350,000 a week.
The club’s talisman negotiated the deal itself and used Belgian lawyers Daan Buylaert and Sven Demeulemeester to finalize the paperwork.
Sterling’s current deal is worth £ 300,000 a week if it triggers certain clauses and will look for improved terms.
He has only started one of City’s last six games and was an unused substitute for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund – which City won 2-1 with a goal from Phil Foden – but remains an integral part. from the manager. Pep Guardiola’s plans.
Sterling split from Agent Aidy Ward last year and will receive legal advice from Northridge Law
“Raheem has been so important here since we arrived,” manager Guardiola said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home against Leeds United.
‘Nothing we’ve done so far would have been possible without him. Right now I am deciding because I see Riyad (Mahrez) and Phil (Foden) in incredible shape. This is the only reason why. There is no other.
‘They work together and compete with each other. See with Phil, the last 30 minutes against Dortmund, he created all the chances we had.
‘Riyadh has been so defining over the past month. Raheem is a major player, no doubt about that. ‘