‘I can’t wait to score many goals for Chelsea’ – Player says

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New Chelsea signing Raheem Sterling is seemingly excited about a summer transfer move to Chelsea.

One thing that has pleased the 27-year-old is a return to London, where he can be closer to his family.

Sterling grew up as a young kid near Wembley Stadium as he started out in the QPR academy before heading up north with Liverpool and then Manchester City.

In his first interview since joining up with his new team-mates on the USA pre-season tour, Sterling said: “Every time I get back to London it is a surreal feeling.

“When I first went up north I never really used to come down much.

“My family used to always come up so I could stay focused on work. Sometimes London can be a distraction.

“But I am old enough now, mature enough. For my kids and family, it is going to be a big opportunity for us to spend more quality time with my mum, their grandmother, and be closer together.

“You know what it is like. You score or you win a game, pop round to mum’s and have some Sunday dinner and pop back home. It is lovely.”

He added: “It is an exciting time for me. I know how much more I have to offer.

“I still feel within myself that there is another step that I will be fighting to get on to.

“This is the perfect platform for me to be on to do that.

“I can do that at the Bridge for many years to come, banging goals in. Simple as that.”