Sports Raheem Sterling Excited With City Move

Manchester United's 49 million pounds signing, Raheem Sterling has said that he can't wait to join his new teammates on the training field after forcing a move away from the Anfield stadium.

The England international signed a five year contract with the Blue side of Manchester after spending close to five year with Liverpool, in a deal that made him the club’s record signing, while the deal has also set a British transfer record for an English player.

“It’s a good feeling and this is really happy time for me and my family,” Sterling told City’s official website. “I’m just glad it’s all over and done with and I can’t wait to get on the training field.

“It has been a long journey from QPR and I’d like to thank a few people who have helped me along the way.

“I’d like to thank Rafa Benitez for taking me to Liverpool as a 15 year-old – that was a massive step for me and a new challenge. Also to Kenny Dalglish for showing such faith in me and putting me in at such a young age.

“I want to thank Brendan Rodgers for giving me a chance and an opportunity in the first team, giving me my full debut – against City funnily enough – and giving me a real chance to cement a place in the first team and show the world my talents.

“Finally, I’d also like to thank all the people around me – my mum and sisters, my management team and Aidy Ward for helping me focus and get where I am today. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone.”
Sterling also revealed that he spoke with England team-mate Joe Hart about City prior to his move.

“I spoke to Joe briefly on the last England trip,” said the winger.

“He just told me what a really good football club this is and how nice the fans are – nothing too serious, but it was a bit of a heads up.

“The thing that excites me the most is the world class squad we have and knowing we have a team that is capable of winning things year in, year out.

“The more quality players that are around you, the more quality it brings out in you so I can’t wait to get started and play alongside them.” Goal