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The Reason Behind Rahim Sterling’s Move From Man City To Chelsea.

Rahim Sterling left City for Chelsea in a £47million move earlier in the transfer window, after spending the last seven years of his career at the Etihad. Sterling has been a major player in no less than nine major trophy triumphs for the Cityzen as they became England's dominant club.

City have won 29 major trophies in their history, 12 of them while Sterling was at the club, including four of their eight league titles, five of their eight League Cups and one FA Cup. He leaves the club with 131 goals and 74 assists in 339 games across seven seasons following his move from Liverpool. He has been a hugely important part of Pep Guardiola's managerial career too, playing more games (292) than anybody else currently at the club.

However, he slipped down Pep Guardiola's first team selected towards the end of his tenure at Man City, with the emergence of Phil Foden and the arrival of Jack Grealish adding further competition alongside the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus before he also left for London. So many excellent options for such limited position in the team meant someone was bound to be disappointed with their lack of minutes and Sterling proved to be the unlucky one.

Speaking in an interview, Rahim Sterling revealed that he can’t afford to waste time. He is currently 27 years and he feels he is in peak. Therefore he needs to keep that same level and a fresh challenge. Since he was 17 years, he has been a regular starter, however, his last season at Man City saw him on the bench for several games. He tried to fight and change the scenario, but it didn’t happen. In order to get to a peak time in his career, the best option was to leave.

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