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England star Raheem Sterling has joined Chelsea from Manchester City on a five-year deal.

The Londoner has been one of City’s key players over the past seven seasons, hitting double goals in each of those campaigns and winning nine major honours, including four Premier League titles.

A direct dribbler who thrives in any position on the front three or just behind a central striker, the 27-year-old uses a perfect combination of skill, speed and timing to torment defenders, whether with the ball at his feet or with his constant. productive runs behind.

The England international’s attacking attributes have displayed impressive numbers over recent seasons, including 25 goal contributions last season as Man City retained the domestic title and reached the Champions League semi-finals. The majority of his goals are converted from close range, which is a testament to the striker’s clever movement and impeccable timing in the penalty area.

Since 2016/17, he is one of eight players to score 80 or more Premier League goals, averaging 22 in all competitions over the past five seasons, as well as averaging 10 assists per quarter over the same period.

Internationally, Sterling has become a Gareth Southgate regular with 77 England caps and 19 goals, including three in the Euro 2020 final where he helped the Three Lions reach the final at Wembley, a short dribble labyrinth where he spent his youth and developed his love for the game.

Returning to London to play for the Blues, Sterling said: “Above all, it’s a pleasure to be here.

“I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there’s still a lot to do and I’m really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt, under Thomas’ guidance.”

“London is my home and where it all started for me, and it’s amazing to now have the opportunity to play in front of my friends and family week in and week out at Stamford Bridge. I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans. there soon.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank Todd, Behdad, the ownership group, Thomas, and everyone who was involved in the process to get me here.

“I can’t wait to start now and continue to speak on the pitch.”

Todd Boehly, President and Co-Owner, said: “Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our team.” We are delighted to have Raheem return to London with Chelsea, and we can’t wait to see his world-class talent on display at Stamford Bridge.

Welcome to Chelsea, Raheem!

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