Premier League giants, Chelsea, have confirmed the signing of England forward, Raheem Sterling from Manchester City on a five-year contract.
Sterling, 27, signs from the Premier League Champions for £50m, becoming the first signing of the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital era at Chelsea.
After signing for the London Blues, Sterling said: “First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here.”
He added that there is still more for him to achieve, though he has won a lot with his former club. Sterling said he welcomes the opportunity to play in front of his family in London.
“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.”
Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner, also said, “Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad. We are delighted for Raheem to return to London with Chelsea, and we look forward to seeing his world-class talent on display at Stamford Bridge.”
Since 2016/17, Raheem Sterling 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.