Chelsea have signed midfielder Raheem Sterling from Premier League rivals, Manchester Town in a £47.5m transfer deal.
Sterling began his profession at Alpha & Omega, a regional youth group in London prior to joining QPR’s youth academy which led to him currently being scouted and signing for Liverpool in February 2010.
Just over two many years later, Sterling finally built his senior debut for Liverpool in a 2-1 residence defeat to Wigan as he ultimately went on to rating 23 objectives in 129 appearances for the Reds across four seasons which led to Male Town signing him in July 2015.
Across his seven seasons at Metropolis, Sterling has performed a vital job in the club’s assault with 131 plans and 74 helps in 339 appearances en route to four Leading League and EFL Cup titles additionally just one FA Cup and Local community Shield honour apiece.
Talking about his choice to go away Guy City, Sterling posted a information on Twitter in which he spoke of his journey as a player at City:
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) July 13, 2022
Sterling has signed a 5-calendar year deal with Chelsea right up until June 2027 with an solution for one particular further time in West London, and has presently flown out to sign up for his new teammates for the Blues’ pre-period in America.
“I’ve of course achieved a great deal in my vocation so far, but there is nevertheless so much a lot more to obtain and I’m actually seeking forward to accomplishing that in a Chelsea shirt, underneath Thomas’ management,” commented Sterling on his ambitions at Chelsea.
Acquiring been elevated in London through his childhood, Sterling is delighted to return to the city where he grew up as he added: “London is my property and the place it all commenced for me, and it is astounding I now have the prospect to perform in front of pals and loved ones week in, week out at Stamford Bridge.
Sterling also represents England in international soccer where he has scored 19 ambitions in 77 appearances considering that 2012, and was section of the squads which concluded 3rd in 2018-19 UEFA Nations League and runner-up in UEFA Euro 2020 respectively.
Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel could hand Sterling his first competitive Blues debut away at Everton in their Premier League opener on Saturday 6 August, with kick-off confirmed for 5:30pm BST stay on Sky Sporting activities.