See how Thomas Tuchel welcomed Raheem Sterling to Chelsea

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

The 27-year-old has linked up with his new team-mates in the US, as Chelsea prepare for pre-season action ahead of the new season.

Sterling has been involved in the team’s training session, and the England international was warmly welcomed by his new teammates at Chelsea.

Chelsea FC released a series of tweets via its official twitter account, showing Sterling’s first training session with the rest of the team.

Sterling has however revealed his pleasure at joining Chelsea after spending 7 years with Manchester City.

“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 also revealed his pleasure at announcing his first Chelsea signing in the new era.

“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.”