Having reached an agreement with Raheem Sterling, who will transfer from Manchester City to the Blues, Chelsea are finally close to making their first signing of the summer transfer window.
Raheem Sterling and Chelsea have reached a personal agreement, and The Telegraph reports that Chelsea is “hoping to clinch a fee with Manchester City within 24 hours.”
Both of these developments shouldn’t come as a surprise given how frequently Chelsea have been linked to the England winger over the previous few weeks.
A deal has reportedly been completed between Sterling and the Blues in advance of his £45 million transfer from Manchester City.
After consulting with coach Thomas Tuchel directly, the England midfielder has embraced Chelsea as his future home and has been in talks with the club over the past few weeks.
The 27-year-old intends to significantly contribute both on and off the field since he feels his career is at a pivotal point.
It is claimed that Sterling switched from the Etihad to Stamford Bridge because of Tuchel’s “personal touch.”
Raheem Sterling, a forward for Manchester City, is currently on the verge of joining Premier League team, Arsenal.
It’s anticipated that the agreement would be finalized in time for Sterling to travel with Chelsea on their preseason tour of the United States.
Chelsea are now finalizing the trade agreement with Manchester City for the 27-year-old.
The first figure represents the guaranteed portion of the package, while the latter includes all the bonuses and add-ons agreed upon.
As a result, the deal would be comparable to Arsenal’s acquisition of Gabriel Jesus, providing City with a nice payout for two players who weren’t precisely essential to their objectives.
Hopefully, Arsenal will gain from Sterling’s addition much more than Man City would lose from his departure.
The length of Sterling’s deal has not been made clear in reports, but he is reportedly on track to surpass us as the highest-paid player.
Receiving a little increase from the £300,000 he was receiving at City. He will then be on par with Romelu Lukaku as a result.
The 27-year-old Sterling, who has also played for Liverpool, has played a significant role in Manchester City’s current dominance of the Premier League.
After joining the Reds’ academy in 2010 at the age of 16 from Queens Park Rangers, Sterling lasted three years in the senior team, but his departure was contentious.
Although Jurgen Klopp is said to have been “keen” on Sterling, it is unclear how genuine his desire was.
Due to the departures of Divock Origi and Sadio Mane, as well as the injury struggles of Roberto Firmino, Sterling would have been a welcome addition to Klopp’s team.
Raheem Sterling was also mentioned in connection with a few more teams, including Barcelona, PSG, and Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard was no longer favored, Gareth Bale and Isco had already left, Marcos Asensio was certain to follow, and Sterling would have been the ideal player to revive their attacking corps.
The England international, who was at the top of Thomas Tuchel’s list of potential offensive targets, was in the final year of his contract with City.
Man City are appreciative of his service and will not stand in the way of his desire for more playing time and prominence elsewhere.
Sterling would provide Tuchel with a reliable threat, tactical versatility, and experience.
He has directly contributed to a total of 165 goals in the league in 320 games for Liverpool and City.