Done deal: Man City announce the signing of Raheem Sterling
Manchester City have announced the signing of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool.
The 20-year old England international for a reported price of £49million which will make him the most expensive player of all time for his age.Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of @sterling31 from @LFC. Full story: http://t.co/ZfCmmLNl5s #WelcomeRaheem #mcfc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 14, 2015
Raheem Sterling will wear the number 7 jersey at Manchester City as revealed in this Vine below posted by Manchester City official twitter account:
The Moment Sterling put pen to paper for Manchester City
Read Manchester city's official statement below:
Manchester City are delighted to announce Raheem Sterling has joined the Club on a five-year deal.
The 20-year-old England international's transfer is a record fee for an English player and he also becomes City’s record signing.
Sterling, who will fly out to meet his new team-mates in Australia within the next 24 hours, will wear the No.7 shirt.
A versatile, attacking midfielder, Sterling began his career at Queens Park Rangers before joining Liverpool as a 15-year-old in 2010 for an initial fee of £600,000.
He made his debut aged 17 against Wigan Athletic in 2012 and went on to make 129 appearances for the Reds, scoring 23 goals.
In 2014 he became only the second English player to win the Golden Boy award – an honour bestowed by European sports journalists on the Under-21 player who has had the most impressive season – with previous winners including Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Isco and Paul Pogba.