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Raheem Sterling To Become Chelsea's Highest-Paid Player, Set To Earn Staggering Amount

Nasir Jabbar

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Raheem Sterling To Become Chelsea's Highest-Paid Player, Set To Earn Staggering Amount

​Raheem Sterling is set to become Chelsea's highest-paid player ahead of his expected blockbuster move from Manchester City

The 27-year-old has agreed personal terms on a lucrative five-year contract, having completed his medical with Chelsea last Sunday. 

The switch from Man City to Chelsea will see him surpass N'Golo Kante as the club's highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Kante earns a reported £290,000-a-week, but Sterling is believed to be on a whopping contract of £310,000-a-week, according to Miguel Delaney

He was thought to be earning around £200-250,000-a-week at the Etihad outfit. 

The England international enjoyed seven prolific and trophy-laden seasons at Man City. 

He scored 131 goals during his time, winning four Premier League titles, among other silverware. 

The forward took to social media to confirm his Man City exit. 

"Seven seasons. Eleven major trophies. A lifetime of memories," his statement reads.

"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. I am thankful for the ups and downs, 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. Thank you for your endless support. It's been an honour to wear the shirt of Manchester City."

Sterling, who's set to command a transfer fee of £50 million, is set to join his new Chelsea teammates in USA for the club's pre-season tour. 

Featured Image Credit: Transfer Guy/Instagram

Topics: Raheem Sterling, Chelsea, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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