Raheem Sterling leaves Manchester City

Baku, July 14, AZERTAC

Raheem Sterling has joined Chelsea, bringing an end to a magnificent seven-year stay with City, according to the Club.

Sterling established himself as one of the Club’s greatest modern-day players during that period, making 339 appearances and scoring 131 goals.

His 91 Premier League goals are second only to Sergio Aguero, and he exits the Club as our 11th highest goal-scorer of all time (all competitions) – just one goal behind equal ninth-placed Fred Tilson and Billy Gillespie on 132.

“Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories,” Sterling said.

“To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years, to my teammates who have become more than just those I share a pitch with, to the backroom staff, to the office staff, to the fans who have tirelessly supported the team and to everyone involved with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn’t be greater.

“What a ride it’s been.

“I am thankful for the ups and the downs, as it’s the downs that have at times tested my strength and resolve and enabled me to stand here in front of you as the best possible version of myself.

“I arrived in Manchester a 20-year-old. Today, I leave as a man.

“Thank you for your endless support. It’s been an honour to wear the shirt of Manchester City.”

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