"The perfect platform for me" - Raheem Sterling explains why he swapped Manchester City for Chelsea


Raheem Sterling has revealed that the challenge to take Chelsea to the top of the Premier League is the reason behind his move to the west London outfit. The Englishman also praised Thomas Tuchel and claimed the German manager wanted him at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea signed Sterling for a reported £50 million deal from Manchester City. The 27-year- old signed a five-year deal with the club and was the first signing for the men's team under new owner Todd Boehly.

Speaking to Chelsea TV , Sterling talked about how the Blues' progress over the past few seasons intrigued him. He said:

"Seeing in the last two years it's four or five finals that you guys have been in, the progress, you won the Champions League and are now looking to challenge for the Premier League, it's something that intrigued me when I was having a conversation with the club."

"Seeing the direction that you guys are going in, it's something I really bought into and I just felt it is a place where I can really come into my own."

He also talked about the importance of a winning mentality at a club and added:

"I just think it's the perfect platform for me. The club's already got that winning mentality but to keep doing it every single year and keep winning more and more trophies and building on the previous season, I think that's what top managers like Thomas [Tuchel] do."

"It's not one year win and next year rest, it's again and again and again and that's what excites me to be here."

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