Raheem Sterling has been announced as a Chelsea player after completing a move from Manchester City. The Blues announced: “England star Raheem Sterling has joined Chelsea from Manchester City on a five-year contract.
“Welcome to Chelsea, Raheem!”
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.”
Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner, said, “Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad.”