EPL: De Bruyne, Mahrez react as Raheem Sterling joins Chelsea
New Chelsea signing, Raheem Sterling’s former Manchester City team-mates, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez have paid tributes to the England international as he joins Chelsea.
They wished him well on his new spell in West London.
Sterling joined Chelsea from Manchester City on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old becomes Chelsea’s first signing of the Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge.
The former Liverpool forward signed a five-year deal worth more than £300,000-a-week as he returned to London to link up with the Blues.
Reacting, De Bruyne, in a post via his Instagram account, said Sterling would be a huge miss for Man City after scoring 131 goals in 339 games for Pep Guardiola’s side.
De Bruyne wrote: “We came seven years ago together to this club to win trophies together and play good football and we achieved that. Was a pleasure to play with you. Wishing you all the best in future bro.”
Also reacting, Mahrez also posted a picture of him and Sterling holding up the Premier League title, with the caption: “Countless memories. Will miss you my brother.”