Hello and welcome to the Chelsea News Podcast with me your host Jack and in todays episode we are going to be talking about Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling being confirmed as a Chelsea player. He has moved to the club for a fee of around 40 million pounds on a 5 year deal with the option of a 6th year to be added on by the club should he perform well. Sterling has been consistently one of Manchester City’s best players over his time at the club and has flourished under current manager Pep Guardiola under whom he has come to the very precipice of world football and has shone in both a Manchester City shirt and has also become somewhat of a talisman for his nation, England.

He comes into the team and is realistically expected to start this season, being more than likely the best player in the squad on current ability as the squad is still very young, possibly with the single exception of Chelseas midfield machine that is N’Golo Kante. Something that is seemingly overlooked in this signing however is the commercial standpoint. This is the first signing of our new owner Todd Boehly and he, if the American owners around us in the premier league are anything to go off, will be looking to be signing big name players in order to maximse the amount of revenue the club can make commercially. Sterling is a big name player, known outside of England and its surrounding areas. As of late, we truly haven’t had this type of player, perhaps even since the departure of our former Belgian hero Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid.

And whilst he may not quite be to that astronomical level of stardom, Sterling could help, with of course Cristian Pulisic, to maximise the brand’s exposure inside America. This may seem slightly boring and irrelevant, but in modern day football, and with big name and big money transfers such as this, points like this are a major factor in transfers nowadays.

Raheem Sterling joins the club as the teams new highest earner after Romelu Lukaku leaves the club famously on his loan back to previous club Inter Milan. His wages exceed that of N’Golo Kante and have been somewhat of a talking point in regards to this transfer as with one year left of his contract at Manchester City, and beginning to enter his prime as a player at the ripe age of 27, people have been speculating, and reportedly, Manchester City didn’t want to let the player go and were set to even offer him wages that were greater than those from Chelsea Football Club for him to stay in Manchester this summer.

This is truly a testament to him wanting to join Chelsea this summer and his desire for more playing time instead of being a rotation option, which truly shows his desire and will to develop and become one of the greatest players in not only the premier league as he currently is, but the whole world instead.

Honestly, I believe that Chelsea have pulled off an amazing signing this summer, and I think that he could be our talisman to lead the club forward. But what do you think? Should Chelsea have paid 40 million euros for a player with one year left on his contract, albeit one in his prime and who starts every game for England? Thanks for listening to the Chelsea News Podcast with me your host Jack, if you enjoyed, please don’t forget to leave a like and subscribe. Thanks, bye!

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