Raheem Sterling: The Manchester City striker has agreed to personal terms with Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel’s offensive objectives were Raheem Sterling, who was in the final year of his contract with Manchester City; Chelsea was searching for extra firepower after Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan.
The England international was on Thomas Tuchel’s wishlist of attacking targets. He was in the final year of his contract with City, who are appreciative for his service but will not hinder his desire for more minutes and prominence elsewhere.
Pep Guardiola has indicated repeatedly that “I don’t like to keep unhappy players” and is willing to let Sterling leave this summer, even to a Premier League competitor, if an acceptable price in the area of £50 million is submitted.

 

Tuchel was keen for a decisive edge in the last third to solve Chelsea’s goal-scoring problems, and new Blues owner Todd Boehly had contacted City to discuss statistics and the framework of a transaction.

Sterling would provide Tuchel with a definite danger – he has scored 165 goals in 320 games for Liverpool and City – as well as tactical versatility and experience.
The 27-year-old thinks he is at a crossroads in his career and wants to make a meaningful impact both on and off the field.

The fact that City can confidently hand over two strikers to members of the ‘Big Six’ – Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal for £45 million and Sterling to Stamford Bridge – demonstrates both their good recruiting and the distance between the teams.

 

 

 

 


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