England star Raheem Sterling has become Chelsea’s first signing in the reign of new president Todd Boehly. The striker who moved to Chelsea from Man City is expected to be a necessary piece with coach Thomas Tuchel in attack.
Sterling confidently won the Ballon d’Or in a Chelsea shirt
Sterling’s ambition is also huge after he admitted he wants to become the best player in the world and win the Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) in a Chelsea shirt. The £45 million striker is the first rookie to join the Stamford Bridge team this summer.
This is a period when Chelsea is quite quiet in the transfer market and Sterling’s appearance as a breath of fresh air helps “The Blues” fans feel more secure. Sterling will also be Chelsea’s highest-paid star (about £290,000/week). The former Man City star is considered a “trigger” for many other deals that Chelsea is about to announce.
Since the beginning of the summer, Sterling has had talks with coach Tuchel and Pep Guardiola. The England international insists he wants to leave the Etihad to play more games and his request to leave is purely for professional reasons. The 27-year-old star was once said to be “disgruntled” with Pep, but he quickly denied it and said that the Spanish strategist was his true teacher.
Meanwhile, coach Tuchel wants an experienced name to refresh the attack. The German leader’s playstyle is also quite consistent with Sterling’s familiar virtual striker. This summer, Chelsea parted ways with stars like Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Therefore, in addition to Sterling, fans of the London team are looking for more rookies to serve their ambition to conquer titles next season.