During the team’s pre-season tour in the United States, Manchester City player Raheem Sterling allegedly slept with a £3,000 per night prostitute.
Although prostitution is illegal in the state of California, the meeting between the two of them was set through WhatsApp talks.
According to the English tabloid, The Sun, the 22-year-old forward denied to pay the full amount of money that was previously agreed.
“Raheem may be a millionaire but he is a rude cheapskate,” the 30-year-old prostitute told the newspaper.
“He seemed to assume that he would be able to just sleep with me and not pay.
“Considering how much he earns that’s pretty cheap.”
After negotiations with her fixer, Sterling, who earns £180,000 a week, left the arranged figure inside an envelope at the reception of the Ritz Carlton hotel, in Los Angeles, before departing.
WhatsApp messages between the pair show that he contacted her on July 21 and they agreed to meet.
Later that night he was out with friends, believed to be City teammates, when he messaged her.
He asked to meet her and said he was at night club Avenue LA, a favourite haunt of film and music stars. He added: “Going strip club now.”
Sterling met up with the hooker after returning from the club at 4.30am.
She said: “Raheem seemed very arrogant and he had little personality.
“He is obviously used to treating women this way. He needs to change his attitude.”
Under Californian state law it is an offence to engage in a “lewd act performed in exchange for money or another form of compensation”.
Those caught can face fines, suspended sentences or jail. The messages between the pair suggest Sterling agreed to pay the woman after he slept with her.
She said: “Raheem had texted me a hotel room number that did not exist, so I was there waiting for him to show up. I was very close to leaving. Finally he arrived and we went to his room.
“It was not particularly big and his suitcases were strewn all over the floor. You could tell he wasn’t staying for long.
“Raheem seemed drunk and his breath smelled of alcohol. He was upset with me for not meeting him earlier and was not very talkative.
“So I made the first move and we started messing around.”
Afterwards the woman, who has dated a string of US sports stars, clashed with Sterling over cash.
She demanded $4,000 (£3,000) but he insisted he was only going to pay $2,000 (£1,500).
She said they argued before falling asleep in his suite.
The next morning Sterling headed off to an LA pool party without paying her.
She said: “Raheem complained he needed to go to a cash machine.
“But he said he also needed to buy some clothes for the pool party and he’d be going straight there. He said he would leave the money in an envelope behind reception at the hotel.”
But he failed to do so and the pair rowed again by text.
An apologetic Sterling messaged her later and said: “I was so drunk yesterday. That’s why I forgot.”
In one message sent after their romp, she said: “I need you to put the money in the front today.”
She added: “And please put the total of the 4k we spoke about.”
Sterling responded saying: “I told u 2k.”
She hit back: “I didn’t agree on 2k we need to meet in the middle plus u make me wait.”
Sterling refused to cave in but did promise that the $2,000 would be left behind reception.
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