Manchester City’s Premier League title win has come with a cost – several of them – but the new champions of England won’t mind.
The league title win has triggered clauses attached to the signings of three of City’s big performers this season – Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and Leroy Sané.
According to the Telegraph, City must pay achievement-based clauses for the three after clinching the title.
– £1.5million to Tottenham for Kyle Walker
– £1million to Liverpool for Raheem Sterling
– £865k (€1million) to Schalke for Leroy Sané
English duo Walker and Sterling have played big roles in City’s double-winning season, with Walker improving a problematic right-back position after Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna ran out of steam and left the club.
Former Liverpool man Sterling’s 22 goals have been instrumental with a number of them coming late in matches to give City a win – most notably against Bournemouth earlier in the season.
And Sané has chipped in with 13 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, leading to him being nominated for both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.
Tottenham, Liverpool and Schalke will welcome their bonuses, but City won’t mind paying them after the three players had key roles in the 2017/18 Premier League title win.
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