Jamaican-born Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling bid farewell on Wednesday to fans and the club he has played seven years for.
Sterling had entered his final contracted year with Man City and on July 6, he reportedly had agreed to terms with the West London football club Chelsea FC. A five-year contract and transfer that will cost Chelsea roughly 47.5 million pounds. Earlier today the Attacking Midfielder finally confirmed his departure from Manchester City and thanked fans, his teammates and coaching staff for their support over the years.
Reflecting on his time with Man City, Sterling wrote, “Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories…to everyone involved with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn’t be greater.
What a ride it’s been.”
He went on to say that he was grateful for both the highs and the lows he experienced at the club, “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.”
Sterling moved from Jamaica and emigrated to Neasden, London when he was five. During his early career in England as a footballer, he played for Liverpool but was later transferred to Manchester City in 2015. During his seven years at Man City, he scored 131 goals in 339 appearances and has won: one FA Cup, four Premier League titles, and three League Cups.
Watch Sterling’s Farewell Video To Manchester City Below.
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