Not everyone predicted that Raheem Sterling would join Chelsea, but in sports, anything can happen.
Sterling is reportedly close to joining Chelsea after six years at the Etihad Stadium, according to reports.
So, how are the Chelsea players reacting to the Sterling transfer speculation?
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is a great fan of the 27-year-old, according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Last season, the England international made just 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and assisting on nine occasions.
Sterling is thought to be a favorite of Tuchel’s since he can play on both wings and as a false nine.
Meanwhile, if a deal with Manchester City can be reached, Chelsea players are said to be enthused about Raheem Sterling.
Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Sterling’s England colleagues, have already expressed their adoration for him ahead of a possible transfer to Chelsea this summer.
Hudson-Odoi has referred to Sterling as his “hero,” stating he is the player he “would aim to emulate.”
Sterling is “one of the top wingers in the world,” according to Reece James.
Sterling has been chatting to individuals about life at Chelsea, according to The Athletic.
Sterling has been especially interested in Tuchel’s management style, according to the article, and has contacted certain Chelsea players during England’s recent internationals, with Reece James and Mason Mount both in the team.
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