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I arrived as a 20-year-old, leave as a man: Raheem Sterling confirms Manchester City exit ahead of Chelsea move

After he completed his £49m move from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015, Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English footballer.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 13 July 2022 06:50 PM

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Premier League club Chelsea's new signing Raheem Sterling has posted a message on social media bidding farewell to his former club Manchester City. In the goodbye letter, Sterling thanked his teammates, staff and fans for a "lifetime of memories."

He paid homage to his former club Man City, its staff, fans and his teammates by writing, "Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories. To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years. To my teammates 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."

Raheem Sterling thanked the club where he grew as a player and wrote, "I am thankful for the ups and the downs. As it's the down 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."

The 27-year-old English winger was officially introduced to Manchester City on July 14, 2015 and has completed 7 seasons at the club before agreeing to join league rivals Chelsea. After he completed his £49m move from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015, Raheem Sterling had become the most expensive English footballer.

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