Chelsea announces the signing of Manchester City forward Raheem Starling on a contract until 2027 with an option for a further year.
The 27-year-old becomes the first signing for Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly in a deal worth £47.5m fixed, no add-ons.
“First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here,” Sterling told Chelsea’s official website.
“I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there is still so much more to achieve and I’m really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt, under Thomas’s management.
“London is my home and where it all started for me, and it’s amazing I now have the opportunity to play in front of friends and family week in, week out at Stamford Bridge. I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans there soon.
“I do want to take the opportunity to thank Todd, Behdad, the ownership group, Thomas, and all involved in the process of getting me here.
“I can’t wait to get going now and continue to do my talking on the pitch.”
Raheem Sterling, who will earn €300,000 a week in London, starts a new adventure after seven years at Manchester City where he won four Premier League titles.
The England international jetted out to Los Angeles today to complete his move after passing medical examinations which took place yesterday.