Now Official! The Blues have signed England winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for a fee of £47.5 million plus add-ons.
After seven amazing years with the Citizens, winning eleven major trophies….the 27-year old becomes Todd Boehly’s first major signing since taking-over from Roman Abramovich.
Sterling spoke to the official Chelsea website upon his arrival and 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.”
The England International becomes the current highest-paid Chelsea player, after penning a five-year contract with the Blues.