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Raheem Sterling pens farewell message to Manchester City ahead of Chelsea switch


Raheem Sterling has penned a farewell message to Manchester City on Wednesday.

Sterling, now 27, joined Man City from Liverpool in 2015 and played a key role in City becoming the most dominant club in English football.

The Englishman scored 131 and assisted 94 in 337 outings for the Sky Blues but is now set to complete a move to Chelsea.

Sterling will sign a contract with the west Londoners until 2027 and has flown out to LA to join Chelsea on their pre-season tour.

Before Chelsea officially confirm the signing, though, Sterling has sent a message thanking the Manchester City fans and staff:

“Seven seasons. Eleven major trophies. A lifetime of memories,” his statement read.

“To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years, to my team-mates 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 associated with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn't be greater.

“What a ride it's been.”

“I am thankful for the ups and downs, as it's the downs that have, at times, have 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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