Raheem Sterling ends his seven-year spell with Manchester City.
The 27-year-old forward leaves the Etihad after scoring 131 goals in 339 appearances for the Cityzens.
He is the club’s 11th highest goalscorer of all time and has been a pivotal player in Guardiola’s system.
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) July 13, 2022
“Seven seasons, eleven major trophies, a lifetime of memories,” Sterling said.
“To the coaching staff who have played a massive role in my development over the years, to my teammates who have become more than just those I share a pitch with, to the backroom staff, to the office staff, to the fans who have tirelessly supported the team and to everyone involved with Manchester City, my respect for you couldn’t be greater.
“What a ride it’s been.
“I am thankful for the ups and the downs, as it’s the downs that have at times tested my strength and resolve and enabled me to stand here in front of you as the best possible version of myself.
“I arrived in Manchester a 20-year-old. Today, I leave as a man.
“Thank you for your endless support. It’s been an honour to wear the shirt of Manchester City.”