- Sterling, 29, earns £300,000 a week and is Chelsea’s highest-paid player
- The Saudi bid would have reportedly overshadowed that, but he remained with the Blues.
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Raheem Sterling reportedly turned down a stunning offer from Saudi Arabia last summer to stay at Chelsea.
The 29-year-old English winger could have become one of the three highest-earning players in the Pro League behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sterling is Chelsea’s highest earner and reportedly earns £300,000 a week at Stamford Bridge.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo earns £214 million a year at Al-Nassr, of which £163 million is from playing and £49 million from off-field projects such as promoting the country.
He Daily Telegraph Report That offer from Sterling from Saudi Arabia came at the end of last season but he had no interest in leaving Chelsea.
Raheem Sterling has reportedly turned down a lucrative offer to leave Chelsea for Saudi Arabia.
The proposed deal would have reportedly placed Sterling in the top Saudi earner behind Cristiano Ronaldo in Al-Nassr.
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Sterling signed a five-year contract when he joined Chelsea from Manchester City in a £47.5million deal in July 2022.
In a turbulent first season, which saw coaches Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter fired by owner Todd Boehly, Sterling scored nine goals and contributed four assists.
This season, the winger already has seven goals and eight assists but that has not stopped some Chelsea fans from booing him.
In the same Telegraph article it emerged that Boehly allegedly singled out Sterling for a reprimand following the Blues’ 2-1 home defeat to Brighton last April.
Brighton came from behind to win at Stamford Bridge, one of many low points as Chelsea finished 12th in the Premier League, and the American came to see the players in the dressing room after the game.
Boehly apparently gave Sterling a personal pep talk, rather than addressing the entire team. He reminded Sterling that he is a world-class player and demanded more in terms of performance and leadership.
Todd Boehly reportedly singled out Raheem Sterling to berate him last season.
The complaint against Sterling came after Chelsea’s 2-1 home defeat to Brighton last April.
Sterling was closest to the locker room door, which may explain why they spoke to him first, but it could also have been interpreted as an important statement from Boehly, as the England winger was his first major signing after purchasing the club.
Sterling is understood to have taken the criticism well, and Boehly then turned his attention to the rest of the group.