On Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 Chelsea finalized the signing of the superstar winger / attacking midfielder, Raheem Sterling, from Manchester City, with the big – name footballer signing a new 5 – year contract with the Chelsea football club.
Sterling previously said his goodbyes to Manchester City following his 7 – incredible football seasons with Man City which included a solid 4 – English Premier League championship titles. Sterling’s recent transfer to the Chelsea football club was reportedly worth up to approximately 47.5 million pounds or $56.5 million, and this exciting move for Manchester City absolutely tightens up and improves the offensive attack of London club.
This decision to sign Raheem to a huge 5 – year contract comes after the striker Romelu Lukaku ultimately decided to remain with Inter Milan on loan in order to play in the Italian Serie A League.
“Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad,” Chelsea’s new co – controlling owner and chairman, Todd Boehly, emphatically stated.
Fly and Sign
Sterling had just taken a flight out to Los Angeles in order to join – up with Chelsea on their preseason tour, and this was when Sterling finalized and signed his glorious 5 – year contract with Chelsea.
Raheem Sterling makes a special Thank You to Manchester City
The English attacking midfielder /winger recorded an emotional message on social media in order to thank Manchester City for his great run with their football club over the past 7 – European football seasons. He also proudly posted a video of highlights covering his tenure with the Manchester City football club from 2015 to 2022.
Sterling took to social media to say, “Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories. To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years, to my teammates who have become more than just those I share a pitch with, to the backroom staff, to the office staff, to the fans who have tirelessly supported the team, and to everyone involved with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn’t be greater. What a ride it’s been.”
Raheem Sterling’s time with Liverpool & Manchester City
Raheem joined Manchester City from Liverpoolback in 2015 for a fee of nearly 50 million pounds which made him then the most expensive English player of all time at that moment.
The 27 – year – old Raheem Sterling tremendously helped Man City to victories in 4 – league championship titles, and he scored 131 – goals over the course of his 339 – games across all professional football competitions. He was in – and – out of the clubhouse last season with Manchester City, and Sterling did not start either leg of the 2022 Champions League semifinal loss to the Real Madrid football club or the Premier League title – clincher versus Aston Villa on the final day of game action.
Thankful for his Time with Manchester City
“I am thankful for the ups and the downs,” Sterling added in his online posting. “As it’s the downs that have, at times, tested my strength and resolve, and enabled me to stand here in front of you as the best possible version of myself. I arrived in Manchester a 20 – year – old, today, I leave as a man.”
Raheem Sterling’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- Premier League: 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019, 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022
- FA Cup: 2018 – 2019
- Football League / EFL Cup: 2015 – 2016, 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021
- FA Community Shield: 2019
- UEFA Champions League Runner – Up: 2020 – 2021
- UEFA European Championship Runner – Up: 2020
- UEFA Nations League Third Place: 2018 – 2019
- Liverpool Young Player of the Season: 2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015
- Golden Boy: 2014
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Group Stage: 2015 – 2016
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020
- Premier League Player of the Month: August 2016, November 2018, December 2021
- PFA Team of the Year: 2018 – 2019 Premier League
- PFA Young Player of the Year: 2018 – 2019
- FWA Footballer of the Year: 2018 – 2019
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2020
- Member of the Order of the British Empire: 2021
The Associated Press News Services. “Chelsea completes signing of Raheem Sterling from Man City”. The Associated Press. Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Football Reference News Services. “Raheem Sterling”. Football Reference. Friday, July 15, 2022.