Chelsea have accomplished the signing of English winger Raheem Sterling in a five-year interval enterprise from Manchester City.
The London membership have agreed a charge of round £ 50 million with their Premier League rivals and Sterling has now left the Etihad Stadium after seven trophy-filled years with City.
After present process a medical in London, the 27-year-old was flown out to Florida to accompany the pre-season tour of the United States on Tuesday earlier than he was revealed as a Chelsea participant.
Sterling had entered the ultimate yr of his contract with City and expressed a need for a brand new problem elsewhere.
Sterling instructed Chelsea’s official web site that he was delighted to be dwelling in London: “I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there’s still so much more to achieve and I’m really looking forward to doing so. sweater, under Thomas’ direction.
“London is my dwelling and the place it began for me, and it is nice that I now have the chance to play in entrance of family and friends week after week at Stamford Bridge. I’m actually wanting ahead to assembly the followers there quickly.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Todd, Behdad, the owner group, Thomas and everyone involved in the process of getting me here.” I can’t wait to start now and preserve speaking on the pitch. “
90min understands that personal terms were agreed with the attacker some time ago, with a fee of around 50 million pounds that was set this weekend.
Sterling will be the first signing of the Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge, although the new ownership is also focused on defensive reinforcements in the form of Sterling’s former City team-mate Nathan Ake and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea are also looking for further attacking reinforcements, following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter on loan – although they have lost to Leeds winger Raphinha, who will join Barcelona. Goalkeeper Ousmane Dembele is also close to renewing his contract at Camp Nou.
Sources have instructed 90min that the Blues can now flip their consideration to Ajax Antony and Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich, whereas Milan’s Rafael Leao can be nonetheless on their radar.