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Chelsea signs Raheem Sterling – OFFICIAL

Yes! It’s OFFICIAL: Raheem Sterling signs for Chelsea on a five-year contract from Manchester City [£47.5m fee].

Chelsea signs Raheem Sterling - OFFICIAL

The England international’s offensive attributes have posted impressive numbers in recent seasons, including 25 goal contributions the last term as Man City retained the domestic title and reached the Champions League semi-finals. The majority of his goals are converted from close range, a testament to the forward’s clever movement and impeccable timing in the 18-yard box.

The Londoner has been one of City’s key performers over the past seven seasons, hitting double figures for goals in each campaign and claiming nine significant honours, including four Premier League titles.

A direct dribbler who thrives in any position across the front three or just behind a central striker, the 27-year-old utilises a perfect combination of skill, speed and timing to torment defenders, whether with the ball at his feet or with his consistently productive runs in behind.

Since 2016/17, he is one of only eight players to have scored 80 or more Premier League goals, averaging 22 in all competitions across the past five seasons, as well as an average of 10 assists per term over the same period.

Raheem Sterling’s career at Manchester City:

🔘 337 games
⚽ 131 goals
🅰️ 94 assists
🏆 5x League Cup
🏆 4x Premier League
🏆 2x Community Shield
🏆 1x FA Cup

Chelsea signs Raheem Sterling - OFFICIAL

On the international stage, Sterling has become a regular for Gareth Southgate with 77 England caps and 19 goals, including three at Euro 2020 final where he helped the Three Lions reach the final at Wembley, a short mazy dribble away from where he spent his youth and developed his love for the game.

What Will Be The Salary Of Raheem Sterling? The 27-year-old winger will earn £ 310,000 a week, becoming the highest-paid player on Chelsea’s wage bill.

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Sterling joins the likes of Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge to have played for Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League era

On returning to London to play for the Blues, Sterling said: ‘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’s 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 do want to take the opportunity to thank Todd, Behdad, the ownership group, Thomas, and all involved in the process of getting me here.

‘I can’t wait to get going now and continue to do my talking on the pitch.’

Watch an official GOODBYE VIDEO of Manchester City to Raheem Sterling

Chelsea signs Raheem Sterling – OFFICIAL: Source www.ChelseaFc.com

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