Chelsea have reached full agreement to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City on a permanent deal, contract until 2027 plus option for a further year.
As earlier reported, Chelsea will pay £45 million guaranteed fee plus £10m add-ons to Manchester City for Sterling. He only wanted Chelsea as priority move, despite new contract talks with City. Thomas Tuchel already had direct conversations with him, explaining to him the project for the next season and more. He will be among best paid players at Chelsea with salary already agreed last June.
Raheem Sterling to Chelsea, here we go! Final approval arrived from Man City. £45m fee plus £10m add-ons. Personal terms agreed days ago, it was never an issue. It’s done 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 9, 2022
Contract until 2027 plus option for further year. Tuchel already had direct conversation with him. pic.twitter.com/tr15HUp2B1
Raheem Sterling who has been phenomenal at Manchester City. He leaves the club after an incredible run which saw him achieve great things and produced pivotal moments that will never be forgotten among City fans. Under Pep Guardiola, Sterling scored 120 goals and provided 85 assists which are the third most, in 292 appearances for Man City.
During this period, he won the English Premier League four (4) times, the League Cup four (4) times, the FA Community Shield two (2) times and the FA Cup one (1) time with Manchester City. With his experience, the transition to Chelsea will surely be a smooth one.
This is the first signing for Chelsea in the Todd Boehly era, the new owner of the mentioned football club. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Man City will be in contact again in the coming days to negotiate Nathan Aké deal after Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea and Man City will be in contact again in the coming days to negotiate Nathan Aké deal after Sterling. Man City have been clear with Chelsea: they want almost same fee paid in August 2020, around £41m. 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 9, 2022
Aké has full agreement with Chelsea on personal terms. pic.twitter.com/AKXaHamQNy
He will be looking forward to a comeback after failing to break into Chelsea‘s first team under Jose Mourinho.