Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has reportedly agreed on personal terms with Chelsea. Sterling has been on the list of transfer targets of head coach Thomas Tuchel as he enters the final year of his contract. He is desperate to find a solution to their goalscoring issues. City is grateful for his service and will not stop him as he looks for increased minutes elsewhere.
“I think it’s a transfer that, potentially, works well for all parties. Sterling needs a change of scene; he has fallen out of favor at Manchester City, has a year left on his contract and there doesn’t seem to be much of a market for him outside of Chelsea,” Liam Towney said about Raheem Sterling. “I think a lot of the big Premier League clubs are experiencing this at the moment where it is easier for them to sell to each other, potentially, than to anyone else, given the finances involved. And Chelsea needs a way to refresh their attacking options, particularly after letting Romelu Lukaku go back to Inter on loan.”
“I think the new owners want to make a statement as well and while Raheem Sterling might not be the most exotic or exciting name to some Chelsea fans, he is Premier League proved, 27 years old, a key England international. He would clearly be a quality addition,” he added. “I think Sterling is a little bit of a polarising target among Chelsea fans and I think part of that is just because he is so familiar. We know his flaws as a player so well, as well as his strengths, as we’ve been watching him forever in the Premier League and I think that feeds into the way a lot of Chelsea fans see him. But there is no denying he has been a very effective player in top teams in this league for a long, long time, so I think he’d be a very reliable performer.”