Entering his final year contract at Manchester City, Raheem Sterling (who plays as a forward) expressed his wishes to join Chelsea and due to their need for attackers, they agreed to the £47.5 million that was requested by City for the trade as reported by Sky Sports today.
In just a few days, 27-year-old Sterling will do a routine medical and it is hopeful that a deal will be completed in time for the English baller to participate with his new teammates in the club’s pre-season tour coming up in the United States. The tour happens annually excluding the years that the pandemic was still rampant.
Even with the Blues acutely associated with the Leeds forward Raphinha and Brazilian Richarlison, Sterling had remained Chelsea’s top contender as a forward this summer. He has agreed to his contract duration with Chelsea to be 5 years in length with a chance for an extension of 12 months.
Raheem Sterling had initially signed with Man City in July of 2015 for £49 million and was a key factor in their success with the help of manager Pep Guardiola. During his time at City, the reigning Premier League Champions, he has won four Premier League titles, three League Cups, an FA Cup, and made 131 goals in 339 advents.
Raheem Sterling also feels that he is in the determining stages of his career and he wants to have consequential involvement on and off the field.
Although Sterling was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, he moved to London, England at the tender age of five. He started his career playing with the local youth team Alpha and Omega before signing for Queens Park Rangers. From there he has played with Liverpool and Manchester City as well as the English national team.
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