Raheem Sterling wrote an emotional letter to Manchester City ahead of his £50m move to Chelsea, admitting he would leave the club as a man. Sports Brief previously reported that England striker Raheem Sterling would fly to Los Angeles to join Chelsea ahead of his upcoming move to Stamford Bridge. In a post on the microblogging platform Twitter, English striker Raheem Sterling said goodbye to Manchester City after his nearly completed contract with Chelsea Blues. Raheem Sterling will end his seven-year deal with Manchester City and join Premier League rivals Chelsea in his move to Stamford Bridge.
The attacking abilities of the England player have produced outstanding figures in previous seasons, notably 25 goal contributions last season as Man City regained the domestic crown and advanced to the Champions League semi-finals. The bulk of his goals come from close range, a tribute to the forward’s superb movement and timing within the 18-yard box.
Raheem Sterling is close to completing Chelsea’s Premier League move and has reportedly flown to Los Angeles to join Chelsea on Chelsea’s pre-season tour and sign a five-year deal. Raheem Sterling ended his Manchester City career after 337 appearances and will move to Chelsea this summer at the cost of around 50 million Pounds. Raheem Sterling will complete his medical and join Thomas Tuchels’ team for their pre-season tour of the United States after the Blues agreed a £50m transfer fee with Manchester City over the weekend.
In a tweet, the Manchester City forward said goodbye to the Manchester City fans. Raheem Sterling Chelsea showed his “respect” to all Etihad employees. Raheem Sterling has also become one of the most dynamic attacking players in European football under Josep Guardiola, scoring 85 goals in the Premier League since the former Barcelona manager took over in 2016.
“Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories,” he posted on Twitter. “What a ride it’s been. I am thankful for the ups and the 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 arrived in Manchester as a 20-year-old. Today, I leave a man. Thank you for your endless support. It’s been an honour to wear the shirt of Manchester City.”
Sterling will be Chelsea’s first acquisition after Todd Boehly’s consortium purchased the club. After joining City from Liverpool in 2015, the England international has won four Premier League championships and nine other awards.
Sterling was a vital player in the initial periods of Pep Guardiola’s tenure at City, scoring 131 goals in 337 games.