Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling, has opened up on why he left Premier League champions, Manchester City.
The English forward recently signed for Chelsea after a trophy-laden spell at Manchester City.
Sterling, 27, signed a five-year contract with the Blues in a deal worth £47.5 million.
The England international has acknowledged that he chose Chelsea because he wanted to look back on his career’s peak years as an upward curve rather than a period of decline during which he started fewer games than before.
He said, “As a person, you strive to achieve. I felt my playing-time at City was being limited for different reasons and I couldn’t afford to waste time,” Sterling said. “When I look back I didn’t want to see a decline and I want to keep that level.
He further said, “They have been in four or five finals in the last few years and it made a lot of sense. “I have a lot of memories and top moments at City but in the year and a bit that I was in and out of the team it made me value a lot of things.
It was difficult and my kids went to school there but it’s one of those things in life where you have to make the right decision for yourself and your family.”