Liverpool have officially agreed to sell disgruntled star midfielder Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.
According to the Daily Mail, Queens Park Rangers are also set to benefit from this blockbuster deal as they will receive a boost worth £9m.
This could not come at a better time for QPR, as they have been relegated from the Premier League due to finishing in 20th place.
Sterling had been signed by Liverpool when he was 15 years old, and a 20% sell-on clause was attached.
The Reds have agreed to sell the 20-year-old star for £45m plus £4m in add-ons after rejecting offers worth £35m and £40m.
Sterling leaving Liverpool was inevitable, after he rejected a contract extension offer worth £100,000 per week.
He was booed by fans during Liverpool’s 6-1 blowout loss to Stoke City in their final game of the season.
Sterling’s transfer deal will be the third-highest ever done in the Premier League – the highest ever for an English player.
Argentina international Angel Di Maria joined Manchester United in a £60m deal last summer while Spanish international Fernando Torres signed with Chelsea for £50m in January 2011.
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