A 29 year old England international at the height of his powers. One way or another, you're going to pay for that. Liverpool have announced the signing of James Milner following the expiration of his Man City contract and although there may be no transfer fee, that doesn't mean the deal is going to come cheap.
Following reports that City were offering Milner £165,000 a week to keep him at the Etihad, many Liverpool fans would have been interested to know what kind of deal he was being offered to lure him to Anfield. And according to the Guardian, it's less than that but not by much (relatively of course).
£150,000 a week is the all important figure and that is a rather interesting one. Perhaps he just wants out at all costs but the ongoing Raheem Sterling situation began with the club's refusal to offer him wage parity with top earner Daniel Sturridge, who happens to also be on £150,000.
If Sterling's unhappiness is entirely about money then the fact that Milner has come in at the top of Liverpool's wage structure will probably not sit well with him.