August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Raheem Sterling is contracted with Man Metropolis till 2023
  • Tuchel sees Sterling as a alternative for Lukaku
  • Sterling received all the pieces at Metropolis however the Champions League

Raheem Sterling is reportedly near shifting from Manchester Metropolis to Chelsea within the ongoing summer season window. He’s anticipated to turn into Chelsea’s highest earner forward of the 2022-23 season. 

Sterling is contracted with Manchester Metropolis till 2023 however has determined to half methods with the membership. The Englishman has agreed to non-public phrases with Chelsea and now the Stamford Bridge facet is engaged on finalizing a switch price for Sterling, reported The Telegraph. The price is predicted to be greater than $54 million, which was the quantity Arsenal paid for Gabriel Jesus, one other participant from Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis. 

Thomas Tuchel and Co. are additionally hopeful Sterling will be part of them in time as they fly to the U.S on Saturday for his or her pre-season tour, in keeping with BBC Sport. 

It’s believed that Tuchel was eager on touchdown Sterling following the departure of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker was Chelsea’s highest earner till final season. He now departed on mortgage to Inter Milan. After Lukaku, N’Golo Kante was Chelsea’s highest earner. 

Nonetheless, Chelsea’s co-owner Todd Boehly has agreed to make Sterling the membership’s highest earner, in keeping with Teamtalk. Meaning Sterling’s wage shall be greater than the $346,000 every week that’s presently paid to midfielder Kante. 

Sterling will depart Manchester Metropolis after seven memorable years, the place he made 339 appearances in all competitions and scored 131 targets, together with 95 assists. Final season, the previous Liverpool participant spent a major time on the bench as Guardiola opted to as an alternative begin with different attackers resembling Phil Foden and Jack Grealish. 

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Out of the 38 Premier League video games final time period, Sterling featured in solely 30 and began solely 23 of these. He completed the 2021-22 season, which might almost certainly be his final within the Metropolis shirt, with 17 targets and 9 assists in 47 aggressive video games.

Misfiring: Raheem Sterling has scored simply 4 Premier League targets for Manchester Metropolis this season Picture: POOL / Dave Thompson

Throughout seven seasons at Etihad, Sterling received all the pieces however the Champions League. They got here near fulfilling the European dream within the 2020-21 season however ended up shedding 1-0, coincidently to Chelsea. 

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