Chelsea agree £45million fee with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 10
Raheem Sterling will leave Man City after seven years (Photo: Getty)

Raheem Sterling’s move from to is nearing completion after the two clubs agreed on a fee for the forward.

The Blues will pay the Citizens £45million plus £10m in add-ons for the England international, who agreed terms with his new club earlier this week.

On £300,000-a-week, Sterling will become Chelsea’s highest earner and has signed a five-year contract to play at Stamford Bridge.

Sterling has won nine trophies with Man City (Photo: Getty)

The initial transfer fee is just shy of the £49m City spent on the 27-year-old when they signed him from Liverpool in 2015.

It is not clear however whether Sterling will travel to the United States to join Chelsea’s pre-season tour, as his new teammates began their journey across the pond on Saturday evening.

Sterling’s move has long been in the making with the player looking to secure more game-time, which had lessened significantly last season, with Real Madrid and Barcelona also interested in securing his services.

He started just 23 Premier League games last campaign and only five of City’s 12 Champions League fixtures, despite yet again finishing as one of the side’s top goal scorers.

The arrival of forwards Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez at the Etihad this summer would have meant even more competition for a place in the starting XI, and with just one-year remaining on his contract Sterling took the decision to leave.

During his time at City, Sterling has won nine trophies, including four Premier League titles, and has scored 131 goals in 339 games.

He will become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era at Chelsea, with the new owner acquiring a much-desired marquee player and Thomas Tuchel getting a much-needed goal scorer as they look to end the club’s wait for a sixth Premier League title.

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