Former Liverpool player and England star Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in a £49 million deal in the summer transfer window. Photo: EPA
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

£1 million a week for Messi? China deal with Manchester City opens new frontier for celebrity player windfalls

It is only a matter of time when stars such as Lionel Messi reach this magic number as clubs are willing to pay because the returns promise to be much more

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Former Liverpool player and England star Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in a £49 million deal in the summer transfer window. Photo: EPA
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