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"Can't Wait To Get Going" - Raheem Sterling Breaks Silence After Chelsea Transfer Confirmed

Matthew Debono

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"Can't Wait To Get Going" - Raheem Sterling Breaks Silence After Chelsea Transfer Confirmed

Raheem Sterling has expressed his delight after completing his summer transfer to Chelsea.

The 27-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge after making the move from Premier League champions Manchester City

Sterling is Thomas Tuchel’s first signing of the summer and the first of the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital era. 

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He joins for a fee of £47.5 million plus add-ons and will train with his teammates for the first time on Wednesday in Los Angeles after his move was officially confirmed by the club. 

Sterling spoke for the first time since his switch to the capital was confirmed, sharing his happiness at finally securing the move. 

The England international delivered his thanks to Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea head coach, as well as co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali for their involvement. 

He said: "First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here.

"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’s 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 do want to take the opportunity to thank Todd, Behdad, the ownership group, Thomas, and all involved in the process of getting me here.

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

Sterling's shirt number has yet to be confirmed but it will be announced in due course.

For now, he will settle in at his new club with the rest of his new teammates as he takes to the training pitches for the first time this week.

Todd Boehly was heavily involved in negotiations which saw Manchester City agree a fee with Chelsea relatively quickly following the beginning of discussions.

He was ecstatic at signing the 'serial winner' as he looks to bring top tier talent to Stamford Bridge after co-buying the club for £4.25 billion in May.

Boehly added: "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."

Featured Image Credit: Chelsea FC

Topics: Raheem Sterling, Chelsea

Matthew Debono
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