Sterling praised the Citizens and their supporters in a statement that he posted on Twitter on Wednesday.
Seven seasons were mentioned. eleven significant awards. The memories of a lifetime.
The personnel in the backstage. the office personnel. To Manchester City’s whole team as well as the fans who have diligently backed the team There is no one I respect more than you.
What a journey it has been. I’m grateful for both the highs and lows because it’s been through the lows that I’ve been able to stand in front of you as my strongest, most determined self.
I was 20 when I came in Manchester. I’m leaving today a guy. I appreciate your unending assistance. It has been an honor to wear the Manchester City jersey.
In the meantime, Sterling has taken a flight to Los Angeles to meet up with his soon-to-be new Chelsea teammates before the announcement of his departure from Manchester City.
He has already had a physical and is about to sign a £47.5 million, with the possibility of an increase, deal with the Blues.