Chelsea Completes the Signing of Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling completes his move to Chelsea from Manchester City in a deal worth £47.5m. The England forward has signied a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge with the option of a further one year. However, he joins up with Thomas Tuchel’s squad on their pre-season tour of the United States. Sterling becomes the first signing this summer for Chelsea. Furthermore, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, is set to join Chelsea on a £40m deal. Napoli and Chelsea have an agreement and personal terms not an issue. Also Kalidou Koulibaly is due for a medical and will join up with the squad for the tour.
Raheem Sterling Speaking about his Move
“First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here. “I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there is still so much more to achieve and I’m really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt, under Thomas’ management. “London is my home and where it all started for me, and it’s amazing I now have the opportunity to play in front of friends and family week in, week out at Stamford Bridge. I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans there soon. I can’t wait to get going now and continue to do my talking on the pitch.”
“I arrive in Manchester a 20-year-old. Today, I leave as a man.”- Sterling
Raheem Sterling has already said a heart felt goodbyes to his City fans and family. “Seven easons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories,” he wrote. “To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years, to my team-mates who have become more than just those I share a pitch with, to the backroom staff, to the office staff, to the fans who have tirelessly supported the team, and to everyone involved with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn’t be greater. “What a ride it’s been. I am thankful for the ups and downs, as it’s the downs that have, at times, tested my strength and resolve, and enabled me to stand here in front of you as the best possible version of myself. “I arrive in Manchester a 20-year-old. Today, I leave as a man.”
However, teammates of the English forward including star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne have wish him well via social media praising the times they’ve been together.