Done deal. Chelsea confirm first deal of Todd Boehly era

Raheem Sterling
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Chelsea have confirmed a £45million deal to sign England international winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.

The Blues have been linked with the 27-year-old in recent weeks, and the deal has now been confirmed.

“First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here,” Sterling said.

“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.”

Todd Boehly has now revealed his pleasure at announcing his first Chelsea signing.

“Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad,” Boehly said.

“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.”