Chelsea sign Sterling from Manchester City 

Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez-Manchester City
Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez-Manchester City | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Chelsea have completed the signing of England winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for £47.5m. 

The England man who signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge with the option of a further 12 months becomes Thomas Tuchel’s first signing of the summer. He has already linked up with Tuchel’s squad on their pre-season tour of the United States.

The 27-year-old was Chelsea’s number one target this summer and joins the Blues after spending seven years at the Etihad.

“First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here,” said Sterling after completing the deal. 

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