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Chelsea Sign Former Manchester City Forward Raheem Sterling

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Chelsea have revealed that they have signed former Manchester City forward Raheem Stirling for a price tag of $59 million. The experienced forward has put pen to a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

The BBC reported that City signed Sterling from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015. He went on to score 131 goals in 339 games, winning four Premier League titles with the Mancunians. The forward has been capped 77 by England.

Sterling is Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s first big money signing since Roman Abramovich relinquished the reigns of Chelsea and handed it to Todd Boehly.

“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,” said Sterling.

“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,” added the forward.

Sterling had one year left on his contract at City and had attracted interest from major clubs overseas. The forward had met up with the Chelsea squad in Los Angeles for pre-season training.

Chairman and co-controlling owner Boehly said: “Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad. We are delighted for Raheem to return to London with Chelsea, and we look forward to seeing his world-class talent on display at Stamford Bridge.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea are readying to pounce for Napoli’s world class defender Kalidou Koulibaly. They are also closing in on a transfer for Manchester City central defender Nathan Ake.

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