Raheem Sterling says goodbye to Manchester City

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Raheem Sterling has thanked his Manchester City team-mates and the club’s fans ahead of his imminent move to Chelsea. 

Raheem Sterling is currently in the United States and his £47.5million transfer to Chelsea will be made official soon.

Confirming his exit from Manchester City, Raheem Sterling wrote on social media: “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.

“What a ride it’s been.

“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 shit of Manchester City.”