Raheem Sterling’s potential acquisition by Chelsea, according to William Gallas, would be a “wonderful” move for both sides. The 27-year-old winger and the Blues have reached a personal agreement, and the transfer is anticipated to happen soon.
According to football.london, Sterling’s verbal purchase price from Chelsea and Manchester City last week was £45 million (with a further £10 million in add-ons). Club officials agreed this week, and personal terms were also reached.
Sterling is anticipated to be the club’s first senior acquisition under Todd Boehly. The American is also serving as sports director temporarily and is said to have played a significant part in the agreement to sign Sterling.
The England international conducted negotiations on his future on his own, without the aid of a representative, as he searched for assurances of first-team play abroad. Sterling only made 23 Premier League starts for Man City last season when they won the league.
Recently, Thomas Tuchel tried to convince Sterling to sign with Chelsea by speaking with the winger. The England international is alleged to have moved to west London after discussing with the German head coach.
Therefore, it seems that the club will soon announce and finalize Sterling’s transfer to Chelsea. Tuchel will be hoping that Chelsea can cut the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings thanks to the quick winger, who can also play in the center of the attack.
Gallas thinks Sterling will benefit from the transfer and that it will benefit Chelsea, who will add a certain kind of player to their roster that they now lack.
Gallas said in an interview with Genting Casino that Sterling would benefit from the transfer since he hadn’t played much for City in the previous several seasons. “So, it will be excellent for him to transfer to Chelsea. Because we are aware of Sterling’s caliber, it will also be fantastic for Chelsea.
He is challenging to defend against. He is the kind of striker or winger who enjoys receiving the ball at the back of the defense. And since Sterling is so fast, we as a former defense don’t like it [these passes in behind]. So, if he can benefit Chelsea, I think it could be a good signing, but at the same time, I believe Chelsea lacked a true difference-maker in that position last season
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