RAHEEM STERLING “can’t wait to get started” at Chelsea as the £50million newcomer roared: “Let’s make history together.”
The first signing of owner Todd Boehly’s era said “London is my home” as he trained with his new tea-mates for the first time after switching from champions Manchester City on a five-year deal.
Raheem Sterling completed his medical in the capital before flying to Los Angeles for Chelsea’s pre-season tour – and is likely to make his debut against Club America on Saturday.
The England attacker, 27, moved on to seek more regular starts after an Etihad bench role for much of last season.
And on Chelsea’s Instagram account he claimed: “So glad to be a Chelsea player right now.
“Honestly can’t wait to get started and yeah, let’s make history together.”
And in his first public comments he suggested he is keen to play under ex-PSG chief Thomas Tuchel.
Raheem Sterling said: “First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here.
I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there is still so much more to achieve.
“I’m really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt under Thomas’s management.
“London is my home and where it all started for me, and it’s amazing I now have the opportunity to play in front of friends and family week in, week out at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans there soon.”
Sterling, though, spoke out four years ago after receiving abuse from home supporters at Stamford Bridge.
He said then: “You can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better.”
The “deeply ashamed” fan who screamed at Sterling denied he was being racist, saying: “I didn’t call him a black c***, I called him a Manc c***.”
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