Raheem Sterling has confirmed he is leaving Premier League champions Manchester City to join Chelsea this summer.
The 27-year-old departs the Etihad Stadium after seven seasons, securing 131 goals and 95 assists in 339 appearances to his name in all competitions.
During his time at the club, he won eleven trophies to his name including four Premier League titles as well as four League Cups and an FA Cup.
The English striker is set to be unveiled as a Chelsea player in a £50million deal.
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He announced his departure from City in an emotional note posted on his Twitter page on Wednesday.
“Seven seasons. Eleven major trophies. A lifetime of memories,” he wrote.
“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 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.”
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) July 13, 2022